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Bees as pollinators: how far does pollen go?


, : Bees as pollinators: how far does pollen go?. Bees as pollinators: how far does pollen go?: 11 pp.

Experiments on the pollination of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) by honey bees (Apis mellifera) and bumble bees (Bombus spp.) are discussed.

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