Water collection by bumble bees

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 35 (3-4) pp.120-121
Date
December 1996
 
Article Title

Water collection by bumble bees

Author(s)

Claire Ferry; Sarah A Corbet

Abstract

We observed workers of Bombus terrestris drinking regularly and often over a four-day period from a waterfilled concrete tank containing aquatic vegetation at Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Surrey, UK, but we have found only one other report of bumble bees drinking water (Fantham & Porter, 1914).

Keywords

 bumble bees, Bombus terrestris, water collection

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