48Re: [beemonitoring] Bombus-GroundIvy Connection?
- Dec 21, 2006
>That's interesting that bees of all those proboscis lengths will use theI would guess they are short of food in early spring and desperate for
>same flower. Quantitative data on frequency of use by each of those
>species would be interesting. Bumble bees will investigate a wide range of
>flowers, in my experience, but typically settle quickly on those that are
>a good morphological match and rewarding.
anything with nectar. Often in early spring I have walked around urban
areas and there is very little of *anything* in bloom (at least on the
ground; there may be bleeding sap or nectar/pollen in some trees).
Indianapolis Indiana USA
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