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1 March 2003 Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) Show No Preference for Nectar with Amino Acids
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We offered Australian tropical stingless bees (Trigona hockingsi) artificial nectar (30% sucrose w/v) either with or without added amino acids (3.30 mM). Bees showed no preference for nectar type, suggesting that sugars, rather than amino acids, play a greater role in nectar choice by this species.

Mark C. Gardener, Richard J. Rowe, and Michael P. Gillman "Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) Show No Preference for Nectar with Amino Acids," BIOTROPICA 35(1), (1 March 2003). https://doi.org/10.1646/0006-3606(2003)035[0119:TBTHSN]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2003
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