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Individual study: Captive rearing of buff-tailed bumblebee queens Bombus terrestris dalmatinus; laboratory studies at Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

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Yeninar H., Duchateau M.J., Kaftanoglu O. & Velthius H. (2000) Colony developmental patterns in different local populations of the Turkish bumble bee Bombus terrestris dalmatinus. Journal of Apicultural Research, 39, 107-116

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Rear declining bumblebees in captivity Bee Conservation

Yeninar et al. (2000) reared 96 colonies of the Mediterranean subspecies B. terrestris dalmatinus from nest-searching queens caught in the wild in Turkey. This Mediterranean subspecies aestivates over the dry season from June to October, rather than hibernating over winter. It is the subspecies most commonly reared commercially.