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dc.contributor.authorSTOUT, JANE CATHERINEen
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-29T09:59:23Z
dc.date.available2008-03-29T09:59:23Z
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.date.submitted2001en
dc.identifier.citationGoulson D, Stout JC, Homing ability of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, Apidologie, 32, 2001, 105 - 111en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/15259
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe ability of bumblebees to locate their nest site following artificial displacement was investigated. Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae) workers were marked with numbered tags and displaced up to 15 km from their nest. Bees returned from distances of up to 9.8 km, with the proportion of bees returning declining with distance of the release site from the nest. Bees were slow to return to their nests, often taking several days when even the most distant sites were all within 1 h direct flight time. These findings concur with those of earlier studies on various Hymenoptera, and they are consistent with previous suggestions that the most probable homing mechanism is a systematic search until familiar landmarks are encountered. Our results also suggest that the natural foraging range of B. terrestris may span several km.en
dc.format.extent105en
dc.format.extent111en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApidologieen
dc.relation.ispartofseries32en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectBombus terrestrisen
dc.subjectcentral place foragingen
dc.subjectnavigationen
dc.subjecthome rangeen
dc.subjectBumblebeesen
dc.titleHoming ability of the bumblebee, Bombus terrestrisen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.apidologie.org/articles/apido/pdf/2001/01/m1106.pdfen
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