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Individual study: Colony formation by queens of three bumblebee Bombus spp. after confinement in paired nest boxes, Royal Agricultural College (Uppsala), Uppland, Sweden

Published source details

Hasselrot T.B. (1952) A new method for starting bumblebee colonies. Agromony Journal, 44, 218-219


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In Sweden, Hasselrot (1952) induced hibernated spring queens of three bumblebee species (B. terrestris, the tree bumblebee B. hypnorum and B. lapidarius) to form colonies in 26 out of 30 wooden nest boxes. He confined them alone in two linked boxes and provided honey solution and fresh pollen, moss and cellulose nesting material.