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  1. Bee News
    Chronic Exposure of Imidacloprid and Clothianidin Reduce Queen Survival, Foraging, and Nectar Storing in Colonies of Bombus impatiens In an 11-week greenhouse study, caged queenright colonies of Bombus impatiens Cresson, were fed treatments of 0 (0 ppb actual residue I, imidacloprid; C...
  2. Bee News
    Changes in Learning and Foraging Behaviour within Developing Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) Colonies Organisation in eusocial insect colonies emerges from the decisions and actions of its individual members. In turn, these decisions and actions are influenced by the individual's behaviour (or...
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    Characterization of Neutral Lipase BT-1 Isolated from the Labial Gland of Bombus terrestris Males We studied the temporal dynamics of lipolytic activity in crude extracts from the cephalic part of Bombus terrestris labial glands. Extracts from 3-day-old males displayed the highest lipolytic...
  4. Mason & other alternative bees
    Endangered species vanishing without explanation vancouversun.com Sun Aug 19 2012 Byline: Margaret Munro TORONTO - Sheila Colla wades into the pye weeds, her net swooping over the pink flowers. "This is bumble bee heaven," she says, as she catches a bee and nudges it from the net into a small...
  5. Mason & other alternative bees
    Bombus pennsylvanicus, the American Bumble Bee. They are fun to watch, but can and will sting multiple times to defend their nest if provoked. Here are some great resources: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/bumble_bees.htm http://bugguide.net/node/view/65631#id...
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