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Differential pollen collection by Africanized and European honeybees in Venezuela

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 26 (1) pp. 24-29
Date
March 1987
Article Title

Differential pollen collection by Africanized and European honeybees in Venezuela

Author(s)

Daniel G. Pesante, Thomas E. Rinderer, And Anita M. Collins

Abstract

A study of pollen collection by Africanized and European honeybees was conducted in Venezuela. Among the Africanized honeybees a larger proportion of the foraging force foraged for pollen, thus collecting significantly larger quantities of pollen. The larger pollen supply would provide the protein necessary to support increased brood production, thereby increasing the opportunities for Africanized honeybee colonies to cast multiple swarms.

Keywords

Pollen, Africanized honeybees, European honeybees, foraging, pollination, Venezuela

 
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