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FORAGING BEHAVIOUR OF HONEYBEES ON GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 22 (2) pp.91-93
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Date
June 1983
Article Title
FORAGING BEHAVIOUR OF HONEYBEES ON GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLE
Author(s)
E D KUHN AND J T AMBROSE
Abstract
Earlier work had demonstrated that in mixed plantings of Delicious and Goldern apples (Malus domesticus Borkh), the flower structure of Delicious influenced the foraging behaviour of honeybees on Goldern Delicious flowers, therfby reducing pollination efficiency. In an orchard composed of Goldern Delicious alone, the 'sideworking' foraging behaviour observed in mixed plantings was not observed.
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