Relative Humidity and Nectar Concentration in Fireweed

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The influence of nectar concentration on the behavior of field bees has been studied extensively by Geo. H. Vansell, Associate Apiculturist, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and to a more limited extent by the author throughout Oregon. Through these studies it has been clearly established that bees show a decided preference for the more concentrated nectars when working in the field.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1940

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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