How does drought influence floral traits of Sinapis arvensis and how does this affect visitation by bumblebee pollinators?
It’s the colours you cannot see that are important to the bees of Cameroon.
You’re familiar with the idea that pollinators look at flower colour, but what about pollen colour? New research shows pollinators may have a much more significant influence than thought.
We know that flowers entice pollinators with nectar, but how much and what causes a flower to produce as much or as little nectar as it does. In this guest post, Amy Parachnowitsch, Jessamyn Manson and Nina Sletvold introduce their review of the topic, which you can get free from the Annals of Botany.
Bumble-bee workers assort themselves among Pedicularis species according to size, adjusting their buzzing behavior in relation to the species’ floral traits