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Nutritional composition of honey bee food stores vary with floral composition

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Sufficiently diverse and abundant resources are essential for generalist consumers, and form an important part of a suite of conservation strategies for pollinators. Honey bees are generalist foragers and are dependent on diverse forage to adequately meet their nutritional needs. Through analysis of stored pollen (bee bread) samples obtained from 26 honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) hives across NW-England, we quantified bee bread nutritional content and the plant species that produced these stor...

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10.1007/s00442-017-3968-3

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Springer Verlag Publisher's website
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Oecologia Journal website
Volume:
185
Issue:
4
Pages:
749–761
Publication date:
2017-10-14
Acceptance date:
2017-10-04
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EISSN:
1432-1939
ISSN:
0029-8549
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pubs:1016023
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uri:c7e1baa9-8c8f-4e05-abed-985ea6196487
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uuid:c7e1baa9-8c8f-4e05-abed-985ea6196487
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