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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Apr 2022|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2022|