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  1. Bee Forum
    3800 elevation 6a too cold for SHB. About an inch across. Clearly tries to get in but stopped by my BeeSmart robbing screen. What is this?
  2. Bee Forum
    I found a hornet yesterday on top of one of my hives, should I be worried? I am concerned b/c I have lost 5 hives to the Giant Asian Hornet in Indonesia, but am stateside now, so obviously this hornet is smaller and not nearly as destructive. Do these smaller hornets eat bees?
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Honey Bees Modulate Their Olfactory Learning in the Presence of Hornet Predators and Alarm Component In Southeast Asia the native honey bee species Apis cerana is often attacked by hornets (Vespa velutina), mainly in the period from April to November. During the co-evolution of these two species...
  4. Bee Forum
    Non-Consumptive Predator Effects Shape Honey Bee Foraging and Recruitment Dancing Predators can reduce bee pollination and plant fitness through successful predation and non-consumptive effects. In honey bees, evidence of predation or a direct attack can decrease recruitment dancing and thereby...
  5. Bee Forum
    Fearful Foragers: Honey Bees Tune Colony and Individual Foraging to Multi-Predator Presence and Food Quality Fear can have strong ecosystem effects by giving predators a role disproportionate to their actual kill rates. In bees, fear is shown through foragers avoiding dangerous food sites...
  6. Bee Forum
    Native Prey and Invasive Predator Patterns of Foraging Activity: The Case of the Yellow-Legged Hornet Predation at European Honeybee Hives Contrary to native predators, which have co-evolved with their prey, alien predators often benefit from native prey naïveté. Vespa velutina, a honeybee...
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