Enough pollen and nectar sources keep bees healthy - simply by providing them all the nutrients they need. But there is also another aspect to this. Flowers may be the place where predators wait (for… continue reading
When we speak about bee nutrition, the dimension is much bigger than the single bee foraging on a flower. It's also about the energy this bee spends flying to the flowers. About the quality of… continue reading
Bees rely on flowers to get the nutrients they need - both adults and larvae. Looking at bee nutrition more in detail however, makes clear that it isn't as simple as that. All 20,000 bee… continue reading
The relationship between bees and flowers is one of the best examples for mutualism: the flowers get pollinated and the bees get food. Perfect, isn't it? It is. But, sometimes bees don't give the return… continue reading
Bees are quite specialiced on food - they collect all they need on flowers, right? But there are species that are even more picky about the flowers they visit. Oligolectic bees collect pollen only from… continue reading
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