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apis mellifera and bombus impatiens

apis mellifera and bombus impatiens

A review of past studies on floral resource competition between managed honey bees (Apis mellifera, left) and wild bees, such as the common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens, right) shows gaps in our knowledge about such interactions and calls for further research to best inform decisions on honey bee management and pollinator protection. (Photo credit, both images: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org)

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