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Bumblebee habitats and diets change over their lifecycle

Bumblebees change their home ranges and dietary preferences after establishing nests, suggesting that diversified landscapes help support bee populations as their needs change during different phases of their lifecycle, according to a study published July 8 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Pablo Cavigliasso of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria in Argentina, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the study contributes to the growing understanding of how bumblebees use the environment and provides valuable information for conservation planning and sustainable management of the land at a crucial moment in the bumblebee life cycle. Read more...


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