Bumble bees damage plant leaves and accelerate flower production when pollen is scarce

20/05/22 10:37

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シェア日付 2020年05月22日(金) 10時37分05秒 +0900
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Bumble bee gardeners Bumble bees rely heavily on pollen resources for essential nutrients as they build their summer colonies. Therefore, we might expect that annual differences in the availability of these resources must simply be tolerated, but Pashalidou et al. made observations suggesting that bees may have strategies to cope with irregular seasonal flowering (see the Perspective by Chittka). When faced with a shortage of pollen, bumble bees actively damaged plant leaves in a characteris...