Bees Associated with Safflower in South Central Arizona
Authors: LEVIN, MARSHALL D.; BUTLER, JR., GEORGED.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 59, Number 3, June 1966 , pp. 654-657(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:In anticipation of a need for information on pollinator activity in safflower, observations were made in Arizona in experimental plots and commercial fields. The daily cycle of pollinator activity was independent of bee population level and quite consistent. Marked reduction in pollinator numbers was noted away from the edges of the fields. Determining the ratio of flowers per bee showed promise for comparing bee populations in different fields. Native' species of bees did not exceed 13% of the total pollinator population; the remainder consisted of honey bees, Apis mellifera L., in the commercial fields and were found in such concentrations only along the edges. Of the native species observed in experimental plots, 61% were present also in commercial fields.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1966
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