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dc.contributor.authorCouvillon, Margaret J.en
dc.contributor.authorFensome, Katherine A.en
dc.contributor.authorQuah, Shaun K.en
dc.contributor.authorSchürch, Rogeren
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-11T14:09:35Zen
dc.date.available2018-01-11T14:09:35Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.issn1942-0889en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/81707en
dc.description.abstractA successful honey bee forager tells her nestmates the location of good nectar and pollen with the waggle dance, a symbolic language that communicates a distance and direction. Because bees are adept at scouting out profitable forage and are very sensitive to energetic reward, we can use the distance that bees communicate via waggle dances as a proxy for forage availability, where the further the bees fly, the less forage can be found locally. Previously we demonstrated that bees fly furthest in the summer compared with spring or autumn to bring back forage that is not necessarily of better quality. Here we show that August is also the month when significantly more foragers return with empty crops (P = 7.63e-06). This provides additional support that summer may represent a seasonal foraging challenge for honey bees.en
dc.format.extente28821 - ? page(s)en
dc.languageengen
dc.relation.urihttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25346794en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectApis melliferaen
dc.subjectforage availabilityen
dc.subjectforaging dearthen
dc.subjectforaging ecologyen
dc.subjectwaggle danceen
dc.titleSummertime blues: August foraging leaves honey bees empty-handed.en
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.description.versionPublished online (Publication status)en
dc.contributor.departmentEntomologyen
dc.title.serialCommun Integr Biolen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4161/cib.28821en
dc.identifier.volume7en
dc.identifier.orcidCouvillon, MJ [0000-0002-0458-298X]en
dc.identifier.orcidSchürch, R [0000-0001-9075-8912]en
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-04-08en
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pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/CALS T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Agriculture & Life Sciences/Entomologyen
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