Honey bee (Apis mellifera) nurses do not consume pollens based on their nutritional quality.

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Corby-Harris, Vanessa; Snyder, Lucy; Meador, Charlotte; Ayotte, Trace;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 13, issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5764376, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191050
  • Subject: Lipids | Research Article | Pollen | Eukaryota | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Ecology | Plant Science | Sequence Analysis | Animals | Diet | Database and Informatics Methods | Bees | Sequence Databases | Biology and Life Sciences | Biological Databases | Plant Anatomy | Research and Analysis Methods | Terrestrial Environments | Arthropoda | Medicine | Insects | Q | Deserts | Honey Bees | Nutrition | R | Hymenoptera | Ecosystems | Biochemistry | Bioinformatics | Science | Organisms | Medicine and Health Sciences | Invertebrates
    mesheuropmc: otorhinolaryngologic diseases | food and beverages | behavior and behavior mechanisms | fungi

Honey bee workers (Apis mellifera) consume a variety of pollens to meet the majority of their requirements for protein and lipids. Recent work indicates that honey bees prefer diets that reflect the proper ratio of nutrients necessary for optimal survival and homeostasi... View more
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