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    Dancing Bees Improve Colony Foraging Success as Long-Term Benefits Outweigh Short-Term Costs Waggle dancing bees provide nestmates with spatial information about high quality resources. Surprisingly, attempts to quantify the benefits of this encoded spatial information have failed to find...
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    Honey Pollen: Using Melissopalynology to Understand Foraging Preferences of Bees in Tropical South India The aim of the study was to use melissopalynology to delineate the foraging preferences of bees in tropical environs. This was done by comparing pollen spectra obtained from the same hives...
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    An Assessment of Fixed Interval Timing in Free-Flying Honey Bees (Apis mellifera ligustica): An Analysis of Individual Performance Interval timing is a key element of foraging theory, models of predator avoidance, and competitive interactions. Although interval timing is well documented in...
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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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    Genetic diversity within honeybee colonies increases signal production by waggle-dancing foragers Heather R Mattila*, Kelly M Burke and Thomas D Seeley + Author Affiliations <>1.Author for correspondence ([email protected]) Next Section Abstract Recent work has demonstrated considerable...
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    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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    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 Effect of Olfactory Exposure to Non-Insecticidal Agrochemicals on Bumblebee Foraging Behavior Declines in bumblebee populations have led to investigations into potential causes – including agrochemical effects on bumblebee physiology. The indirect effects of agrochemicals (i.e. behavior...
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    Social Reinforcement Delays in Free-Flying Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) Due to the cyclical rhythm of honey bee foraging behaviors, a post-reinforcement delay at a foraging location would in turn delay a variety of social behaviors in the hive such as unloading behaviors. Free-flying honey...
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    Radar Tracking and Motion-Sensitive Cameras on Flowers Reveal the Development of Pollinator Multi-Destination Routes over Large Spatial Scales Radar tracking of selected flights revealed a dramatic decrease by 80% (ca. 1500 m) of the total travel distance between the first and the last foraging...
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