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  1. General Gardening
    about to start cold stratification on the pink milkweed seed that Bob sent me, as well as trying some in the wildflower beds again. I didn't get any to start last year. Going to start Asclepius Tuberosa as well. And pot up some baby Smooth Blue Asters. Those bloom in fall and mine were covered...
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    By Reps. Tom Rooney and David Valadao July 1, 2014, 10:18 a.m. For some time now, the media has been issuing dire warnings of the coming “bee- pocalypse.†Time magazine ran a cover story titled, “A World Without Bees.†A headline in the London Telegraph proclaimed “Honey bees in US...
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    Flower Colours through the Lens: Quantitative Measurement with Visible and Ultraviolet Digital Photography Background The study of the signal-receiver relationship between flowering plants and pollinators requires a capacity to accurately map both the spectral and spatial components of a signal...
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    Bee Species Diversity Enhances Productivity and Stability in a Perennial Crop Wild bees provide important pollination services to agroecoystems, but the mechanisms which underlie their contribution to ecosystem functioning—and, therefore, their importance in maintaining and enhancing these...
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    Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe Declines in insect pollinators across Europe have raised concerns about the supply of pollination services to agriculture. Simultaneously, EU agricultural and biofuel policies have encouraged...
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    Linking Plant Specialization to Dependence in Interactions for Seed Set in Pollination Networks Studies on pollination networks have provided valuable information on the number, frequency, distribution and identity of interactions between plants and pollinators. However, little is still known on...
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    Came across this pollinator plant guides for different areas of the country. although it starts out by talking about honey bees, they do not specify honey bees after this as shown below. In the charts that list the flowers they list the; Botanical Name, Common Name, Color, Height, Flower Season...
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    Do Honeybees Shape the Bacterial Community Composition in Floral Nectar? BCCs in nectar are abundant and diverse (Table 1; Figs. 1 and 2). We also demonstrate that uncovered flowers show different bacterial populations than do covered flowers, indicating that the bacterial community in floral...
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    Beginners Guide to Pollinators and Other Flower Visitors - http://www.lulu.com/shop/beatriz-moisset/beginners-guide-to-pollinators-and-other-flower-visitors/ebook/product-20965499.html Vita (Europe) Ltd, app is free and gives beekeepers access to information and photographs about honeybee...
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    Plant Pollinator Networks along a Gradient of Urbanisation Habitat loss is one of the principal causes of the current pollinator decline. Along an urbanisation gradient comprising four types of landscape contexts (semi-natural, agricultural, suburban, urban), we set up experimental plant...
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    Generalization versus Specialization in Pollination Systems: Visitors, Thieves, and Pollinators of Hypoestes aristata (Acanthaceae) The honey bee A. mellifera is commonly considered to be a generalist forager, visiting many plant species [58]. Although it usually visits flowers more...
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    Succession Influences Wild Bees in a Temperate Forest Landscape: The Value of Early Successional Stages in Naturally Regenerated and Planted Forests Wild bees perform an important ecosystem function in human-altered and natural or seminatural ecosystems, as they are essential pollinators for...
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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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