List of Papers (Total 1,268)

Properties of honey from Tetragonisca angustula fiebrigi and Plebeia wittmanni of Argentina

The composition of honey samples of Plebeia wittmanni (n = 10) and Tetragonisca angustula fiebrigi (n = 12) was analysed. The colours of all collected honeys were amber to dark amber and the pH varied. Moisture was lower than reported for other stingless bee honeys. Conductivity and ash content of P. wittmanni honey were higher than for T. angustula fiebrigi. Acidity of P...

Potential application of the bumblebee foraging recruitment pheromone for commercial greenhouse pollination

Commercial bumblebee colonies are important crop pollinators. Here we assess whether application of artificial foraging recruitment pheromone can increase foraging activity in Bombus terrestris colonies on a relevant timescale for commercial pollination. We measured bee traffic from the nest to a foraging arena, which is correlated with foraging activity under natural recruitment...