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J Exp Biol jeb.240861.
Published: 21 May 2021
... biologically-relevant levels of humidity similar to those shown by flowering plants. Bumblebees showed a spontaneous preference for flowers which produced higher floral humidity. Furthermore, learning experiments showed that bumblebees are able to use differences in floral humidity to distinguish between...
J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (2): jeb168674.
Published: 25 January 2018
...Anne Lobecke; Roland Kern; Martin Egelhaaf ABSTRACT It is essential for central place foragers, such as bumblebees, to return reliably to their nest. Bumblebees, leaving their inconspicuous nest hole for the first time need to gather and learn sufficient information about their surroundings to...
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (15): 2783–2788.
Published: 01 August 2014
... novel experimental approach testing the learning ability of bees with pollen rewards. Bumblebees were reared under controlled laboratory conditions. To establish which pollen rewards are distinguishable, individual bees were given the choice of collecting two types of pollen, diluted to varying degrees...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (20): 3193–3204.
Published: 15 October 2009
...-nesting bumblebee in two visual environments – an enclosed garden with a partly open view between north and west, and a flat roof with a more open panorama. In both places, bees left and returned to an inconspicuous nest hole in the centre of a tabletop, with the hole marked by one or more nearby...
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (1): 65–74.
Published: 01 January 2005
... approached to reach sucrose and that in another context blue, but not yellow,leads to sucrose. Here we contrast the bumblebee's ability to use two types of contextual or priming cue in deciding which of two coloured targets to approach. Bumblebees could perform this task well when the pairs of colours to be...
J Exp Biol (1990) 148 (1): 19–52.
Published: 01 January 1990
...R. DUDLEY; C. P. ELLINGTON Using high-speed cinematography, bumblebees in free flight were filmed over a range of forward airspeeds. A detailed description of the wing tip and body kinematics was obtained from a three-dimensional reconstruction of the twodimensional film image. A technique for...
J Exp Biol (1990) 148 (1): 53–88.
Published: 01 January 1990
...R. DUDLEY; C. P. ELLINGTON This paper examines the aerodynamics and power requirements of forward flight in bumblebees. Measurements weremade of the steady-state lift and drag forces acting on bumblebee wings and bodies. The aerodynamic force and pitching moment balances for bumblebees previously...