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Managed bumble bees are viable as pollinators in netted kiwifruit orchards

Brian T. Cutting, Lisa J. Evans, Ludivine I. Paugam, Heather M. McBrydie, Linley K. Jesson, Nelson Pomeroy, Milena Janke, Marine Jacob, David E. Pattemore
2018 New Zealand Plant Protection  
Bumble bees are effective pollinators in protected cropping environments and provide a viable tool for managed pollination under nets.  ...  Here conservative stocking rates for bumble bees in covered kiwifruit orchards were identified using empirical manipulation of bee density and theoretical calculations based on bee behaviour.  ...  The project was funded through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment programme number C11X1309 ('Bee minus to Bee plus and Beyond: Higher yields from smarter growth-focused pollination systems  ... 
doi:10.30843/nzpp.2018.71.178 fatcat:b5nga5ri7jcllobylmjnvkdwui

Genetic and Usurpation Data Support High Incidence of Bumble Bee Nest Invasion by Socially Parasitic Bumble Bee, Bombus insularis

Jonathan Berenguer Uhuad Koch, Lindsie M McCabe, Byron G Love, Diana Cox-Foster, Guy Bloch
2021 Journal of Insect Science  
Cuckoo bumble bees (Psithyrus) (Lepeletier, 1832) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) are a unique lineage of bees that depend exclusively on a host bumble bee species to provide nesting material, nutritional resources  ...  As B. insularis significantly impacts the success of bumble bee colonies, we briefly discuss how the utilization of excluders may be useful for commercial bumble bee colonies that are used to pollinate  ...  Cox-Foster), the landowners, and United States Forest Service for permission and access to the honey bee colonies and our field sites within Cache National Forest. Maraming salamat (Thank you!) to T.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jisesa/ieab063 pmid:34477874 fatcat:3dfvphik4zfepdlygevm5lsiai

Trapline foraging by bumble bees: VII. Adjustments for foraging success following competitor removal

Kazuharu Ohashi, Alison Leslie, James D. Thomson
2012 Behavioral Ecology  
Here we conducted indoor flight-cage experiments with bumble bees and found that a bee, when encountering a loss of its competitor, improved its foraging performance to a greater extent than expected from  ...  Moreover, bees with better-established traplines achieved greater foraging areas after the loss of competitors, suggesting that bees do not necessarily need to "sample" neighboring patches to monitor temporal  ...  Acknowledgments Biobest provided commercial colonies of Bombus impatiens. Daniel D'Souza provided technical advice on the bee monitoring system throughout our experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1093/beheco/ars200 fatcat:v62hohbhk5hqjbqkhbtqf25nfy

Bees as Biosensors: Chemosensory Ability, Honey Bee Monitoring Systems, and Emergent Sensor Technologies Derived from the Pollinator Syndrome

Jerry Bromenshenk, Colin Henderson, Robert Seccomb, Phillip Welch, Scott Debnam, David Firth
2015 Biosensors  
This review focuses on critical milestones in the development path for the use of bees, mainly honey bees and bumble bees, as sentinels and biosensors.  ...  novel potential for research, as well as bee and crop management.  ...  Several of the advanced technologies such as using bees as chemical sentinels, electronic hives and conditioning systems, RFIDs on bees and bee mapping LIDAR were developed at the University of Montana  ... 
doi:10.3390/bios5040678 pmid:26529030 pmcid:PMC4697140 fatcat:qc3pe5sixjcaxbsy3r3z36zjyu

Measuring ontogenetic shifts in central-place foraging insects: a case study with honey bees [article]

Fabrice Requier, Mickael Henry, Axel Decourtye, Francois Brun, Pierrick Aupinel, Francois Rebaudo, Vincent Bretagnolle
2020 bioRxiv   pre-print
We tested an automated breakpoint-based procedure to detect, assess and quantify shifts in the temporal pattern of the flight activities in honey bees.  ...  This simple procedure is generic enough to be derived from any individual life-long monitoring devices recording the time-activity budgets of honey bees, and could propose new ecological applications of  ...  F 548 new ecological applications of individual life-long monitoring devices to detect 549 ontogenetic shifts in the behaviour of other central-place foraging insects, such as 550 bumble bees (Gill & Raine  ... 
doi:10.1101/2020.03.31.017582 fatcat:fys4h7disrb2lpsckl3iwtitqu

Predictive modelling of honey bee foraging activity using local weather conditions

Dominic Clarke, Daniel Robert
2018 Apidologie  
. bees / foraging / weather / monitoring / automation  ...  We discuss the potential application of this approach for continuous, remote monitoring of honey bee colonies with possible implications for early detection and prevention of hive abandonment disorders  ...  Bienen / Sammelaktivität / Wetter / Beobachtung / Automation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13592-018-0565-3 fatcat:gyg3rp22i5gadim2pnac2jyfje

Uptake of Neonicotinoid Insecticides by Water-Foraging Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Through Guttation Fluid of Winter Oilseed Rape

J. E. Reetz, W. Schulz, W. Seitz, M. Spiteller, S. Zühlke, W. Armbruster, K. Wallner
2015 Journal of Economic Entomology  
The amounts of thiamethoxam we found in the honey sacs of water-foraging honey bees were therefore below the thresholds in nectar and pollen that are considered to have negative effects on honey bees after  ...  The water-foraging activity of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) on guttation fluid of seed-coated crops, such as winter oilseed rape (WOR; Brassica napus L.), has not yet been evaluated.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Konstanze Baur for her assistance in the preparation of the honey sacs, Wolfgang Stö ckmann, beekeeper in Lower Saxony, for providing us with honey bee colonies for  ... 
doi:10.1093/jee/tov287 pmid:26516090 fatcat:vlpwukmzvfeajmkcugtecbqx5a

Trapline foraging by bumble bees: V. Effects of experience and priority on competitive performance

Kazuharu Ohashi, Alison Leslie, James D. Thomson
2008 Behavioral Ecology  
We conducted laboratory experiments with artificial flowers to test whether and how accumulated foraging experience in bumble bees affects their movement patterns and foraging performance in the presence  ...  Foraging area fidelity thus allowed bumble bees to establish long-term spatial memory required for fast movements and accurate traplining and, in turn, increased their foraging performance in competition  ...  in bumble bees.  ... 
doi:10.1093/beheco/arn048 fatcat:necawybnxjdgheczlf66vymkqa

Aethina tumida, an Exotic Parasite of Bees

Massimo Giangaspero, Pasquale Turno
2015 Clinical Microbiology: Open Access  
Optimization of control measures, and possibly successful eradication measures against this invasive coleopteran will contribute to contain the general problem of the decline of A. mellifera worldwide.  ...  The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray), pest of honeybees, diffused from sub-saharan Africa in different countries, and has become a serious issue for beekeepers.  ...  There are some reports of infestation of bumble bee species (Bombus terrestris and B. impatiens) [2] . A. tumida was previously known only from the sub-saharan regions of Africa.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2327-5073.1000e128 fatcat:bksptsg3pjdbfddqhie6bxiluu

Challenges and prospects in the telemetry of insects

W. Daniel Kissling, David E. Pattemore, Melanie Hagen
2013 Biological Reviews  
The Journal of Wildlife Management 27, 9-24 OCHRAN, W., WaRNeR, D., Tester, J. & KUECHLE, V. (1965). Automatic radio- tracking system for monitoring animal movements.  ...  Migratory and foraging movements in beneficial insects: a review of radar monitoring and tracking methods. /nternational Journal of Pest Management 50, 225-232 HILSON, P. B., BripGe, E., Frick, W.  ... 
doi:10.1111/brv.12065 pmid:24106908 fatcat:hw6hpwccszh35kgr4fwvdampki

A systems‐based approach to the environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors in honey bees

EFSA Scientific Committee, Simon More, Vasileios Bampidis, Diane Benford, Claude Bragard, Thorhallur Halldorsson, Antonio Hernández‐Jerez, Susanne Hougaard Bennekou, Kostas Koutsoumanis, Kyriaki Machera, Hanspeter Naegeli, Søren Saxmose Nielsen (+15 others)
2021 EFSA Journal  
To this end, a systems-based approach that is composed of two core components: a monitoring system and a modelling system are put forward with honey bees taken as a showcase.  ...  The European Parliament requested EFSA to develop a holistic risk assessment of multiple stressors in honey bees.  ...  The ultimate project goal is to validate technologies for monitoring colonies and indicators of bee health in an automated or semi-automated way to facilitate standardised and accurate data collection  ... 
doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2021.6607 pmid:34025804 pmcid:PMC8135085 fatcat:ztjdobaal5e3hhrrllji2hbezq

Feasibility of Mechanical Pollination in Tree Fruit and Nut Crops: A Review

Alieta Eyles, Dugald C. Close, Steve R. Quarrell, Geoff R. Allen, Cameron J. Spurr, Kara M. Barry, Matthew D. Whiting, Alistair J. Gracie
2022 Agronomy  
Mechanical pollination (MP) systems offer the potential to increase productivity of a broad range of horticultural fruit and nut crops, and to manage the risk of reliance on current insect pollination  ...  Here, we review published and 'grey' literature to investigate the feasibility of MP systems of economically important tree fruit and nut crops.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank Michele Buntain for valuable comments on an earlier draft of the manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy12051113 fatcat:5aacar2z4ngr3aczjj4cic2v5u

Impact of controlled neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees in a realistic field setting

Andres N. Arce, Thomas I. David, Emma L. Randall, Ana Ramos Rodrigues, Thomas J. Colgan, Yannick Wurm, Richard J. Gill, Michael Pocock
2016 Journal of Applied Ecology  
In contrast, field studies can 21 monitor bee responses under a more realistic pesticide exposure landscape; yet typically such 22 that our methodology is an important advance to previous semi-field methods  ...  In social 16 bees, which are crucial pollination service providers, the effect of low-level chronic exposure is 17 typically non-lethal leading researchers to consider whether exposure induces sub-lethal  ...  microcolonies of Bombus terrestris worker 541 bumble bees.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12792 fatcat:kfzqocegubgphfchudhj2jp4ei

In silico identification and assessment of insecticide target sites in the genome of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida

Frank D. Rinkevich, Lelania Bourgeois
2020 BMC Genomics  
as part of a resistance monitoring program.  ...  Due to the impacts small hive beetles have on honey bees, a wide variety of physical, cultural, and chemical control measures have been implemented to manage small hive beetle infestations.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Arian Avalos and Perot Selau of the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge LA and Jay Evans of USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab in Beltsville  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12864-020-6551-y pmid:32050907 fatcat:vloodlp3brbgrkprwkhedq3mxq

German Bee Research Institutes Seminar. Report on the 41st meeting in Lunz am See, Austria, 29-31 March 1994

1994 Apidologie  
Mitochondrial DNA characters and honey-bee taxonomy Variation in honey-bee mitochondrial DNA can be used to provide taxonomic characters and to study the population genetic processes of colonization.  ...  some of the HinFI recognition sites after differentiation of the subspecies.  ...  The LD 50 was calculated with the linear regression analysis. link between the size of the bumble bee and the LD 50 per bumble bee. The LD 50 /g of bumble bees correspond rather well.  ... 
doi:10.1051/apido:19940501 fatcat:ljliqeov6zfttflpdssgqkfw3e
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