Study

New test methods for dietary assessment in orphaned colonies of Bombus terrestris

  • Published source details Regali A. & Rasmont P. (1995) Nouvelles méthodes de test pour l'évaluation du régime alimentaire chez des colonies orphelines de Bombus terrestris (L) (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Apidologie, 26, 273-281.

Actions

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Action Category

Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

Action Link
Bee Conservation
  1. Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

    A replicated laboratory experiment by Regali & Rasmont (1995) showed that four groups of captive B. terrestris workers fed on pollen mainly from oilseed rape Brassica napus ssp. oleifera (22% protein) reared more, larger, longer-lived males than four groups fed on pollen mainly from sunflower Helianthus annuus (13% protein).

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