Honey bee foraging distance depends on month and forage type
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 20:18 authored by Margaret J Couvillon, Fiona C Riddell Pearce, Christopher Accleton, Katherine A Fensome, Shaun K L Quah, Esme L Taylor, Francis Ratnieks
To investigate the distances at which honey bee foragers collect nectar and pollen, we analysed 5,484 decoded waggle dances made to natural forage sites to determine monthly foraging distance for each forage type. Firstly, we found significantly fewer overall dances made for pollen (16.8 %) than for non-pollen, presumably nectar (83.2 %; P?
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