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1 April 2000 Africanized Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Have a Greater Fidelity to Sunflowers Than European Bees
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A study of sunflower, Helianthus annuus L., pollen collection by Africanized and European honey bees, Apis mellifera L., was conducted in a hybrid seed production field in Argentina. Africanized honey bees collected significantly larger proportions of sunflower pollen than did European honey bees. The result suggests that Africanized bees would be more efficient for commercial sunflower seed production.

Marina Basualdo, Enrique Bedascarrasbure, and David De Jong "Africanized Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Have a Greater Fidelity to Sunflowers Than European Bees," Journal of Economic Entomology 93(2), 304-307, (1 April 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-93.2.304
Received: 30 November 1998; Accepted: 1 October 1999; Published: 1 April 2000
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