Management of Bombus atratus bumblebees to pollinate Lulo (Solanum quitoense), a native fruit from the Andes of Colombia

  • Published source details Almanza M.T. (2007) Management of Bombus atratus bumblebees to pollinate Lulo (Solanum quitoense), a native fruit from the Andes of Colombia. ZEF Bonn.


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Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

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Bee Conservation
  1. Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

    Almanza (2007) reported rearing four colonies of the Neotropical pocket-making species B. atratus from wild-caught queens in Colombia. Kept alone under standard rearing conditions, the queens began egg-laying within one week. The colonies lasted between 97 and 183 days, and produced between 40 and 145 workers, but none produced any new queens or males.

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