Foraging Behavior of Honey Bees on Manchurian Crabapple and Red Delicious Apple
Abstract'Manchurian' crabapple pollinizer trees bloomed several days before red 'Delicious' trees. Of the honey bees collecting nectar, 98% foraged from the top of 'Manchurian' flowers but only 44% topworked 'Delicious' flowers. Topworkers spent less time per flower on . Manchurian' than on 'Delicious'. Individual bees foraging from the side of the flower on 'Delicious' spent even less timc per flower than topworkers.
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