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Foraging behavior of honey bees and bumble bees on brussels sprout brassica oleracea grown to produce hybrid seed

Free, J.B.; Williams, I.H.

Journal of Apicultural Research 22(2): 94-97


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-8839
Accession: 005477374

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Bees foraging on B. oleracea L. grown for hybrid seed usually preferred to visit 1 cultivar, but not to the exclusion of the other. Sometimes honeybees and bumble bees discriminated almost completely between the cultivars present, even on a caged plot. The need is stressed for growers to use cultivars between which bees do not discriminate.

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