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Caged colonies of Apis mellifera L. fed diets of bee-gathered pollen from each of 5 plant sources were able to rear brood for as long as 45 days. The number of bees reared depended more on the amount of food consumed (preference) than on the nutritive value (number of bees reared per gram of pollen consumed).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1977
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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.