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HONEYBEE RESPONSES TO REWARD SIZE AND COLOUR IN AN ARTIFICIAL FLOWER PATCH

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 20 (3) pp. 172-179
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Date September 1981
Article Title HONEYBEE RESPONSES TO REWARD SIZE AND COLOUR IN AN ARTIFICIAL FLOWER PATCH
Author(s) HARRlNGTON WELLS , PATRICK H. WELLS AND DALE M. SMITH
Abstract We describe an artificial flower patch suitable for quantitative ecological studies of plant-pollinator interactions. The number of flowers visited per trip by honeybees foraging on the patch was negatively dependent on mean nectar yield per flower in a logarithmic relationship. The relationship held whether all flowers provided reward or some were empty. Individual foragers on a mixed-colour patch of flowers were constant to one colour.
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