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Pollen collected by US honey bees in urban settings shows dramatic seasonal variation - PLOS researc

PostPosted:30 Jul 2019, 21:30
by Chrisbarlow
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies require a diversity of protein-rich pollen in order to rear healthy brood and ensure colony survival. During certain seasons, insufficient or poor-quality pollen can limit brood nutrition. In this study, the authors investigated the variation in pollen collected by honey bees across developed landscapes in California, Michigan, Florida, and Texas over the seasons of the year.