The effects of nutrition on honey bee (Apis mellifera) health and colony performance during crop pollination

Madlen Kratz

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Abstract

Meeting the nutritional requirements of honey bees is important for colony health and strength. We found that honey bees alter their foraging behaviour and regulate larval nutrition from various pollen sources to ensure the health of the next generation of bees. Honey bees also reared brood effectively on pollen from marri (Corymbia calophylla), jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata), canola (Brassica napus) and clover (Trifolium repens) prior to and during Avocado pollination. An opportunity exists for Western Australian beekeepers to use a variety of pollen sources in the management of nutritional requirements of honey bees.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Blache, Dominique, Supervisor
  • Manning, Robert, Supervisor, External person
  • Baer, Boris, Supervisor
  • Dixon, Kingsley, Supervisor
  • Small, Ian, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date26 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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