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  1. General Beekeeping
    RoadKillBob posted: I bought a bunch of seeds for butterfly bushes and have started them to grow, they have just sprouted and hopefully by spring time they are decent size to plant outside,I also bought what they call " the bee tree" seeds and am in the process of starting them , again, the...
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    I am in North Texas. Our April rains did not come until late May really, so I have roses that normally bloom in April blooming now, and the crimson clover I planted. The wildflower seeds I watered came up, the ones I didn't, well they haven't yet or likely won't live to bloom as we are headed...
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    Hydrocarbons Emitted by Waggle-Dancing Honey Bees Increase Forager Recruitment by Stimulating Dancing Hydrocarbons emitted by waggle-dancing honey bees are known to reactivate experienced foragers to visit known food sources. This study investigates whether these hydrocarbons also increase...
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    Waggle Dance Distances as Integrative Indicators of Seasonal Foraging Challenges Even as demand for their services increases, honey bees (Apis mellifera) and other pollinating insects continue to decline in Europe and North America. Honey bees face many challenges, including an issue generally...
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    Honey Bees Avoid Nectar Colonized by Three Bacterial Species, But Not by a Yeast Species, Isolated from the Bee Gut The gut microflora of the honey bee, Apis mellifera, is receiving increasing attention as a potential determinant of the bees’ health and their efficacy as pollinators. Studies...
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    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...
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    The Ontogeny of Bumblebee Flight Trajectories: From Naïve Explorers to Experienced Foragers Understanding strategies used by animals to explore their landscape is essential to predict how they exploit patchy resources, and consequently how they are likely to respond to changes in resource...
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