Study

Colony formation by queens of three bumblebee Bombus spp. after confinement in paired nest boxes, Royal Agricultural College (Uppsala), Uppland, Sweden

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

Action Link
Bee Conservation
  1. Rear declining bumblebees in captivity

    In Sweden, Hasselrot (1952) induced hibernated spring queens of three bumblebee species (B. terrestris, the tree bumblebeeĀ B. hypnorum and B. lapidarius) to form colonies in 26 out of 30 wooden nest boxes. He confined them alone in two linked boxes and provided honey solution and fresh pollen, moss and cellulose nesting material.

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