Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) show no preference for nectar with amino acids

Gardener, Mark C.; Rowe, Richard J. and Gillman, Michael P. (2003). Tropical Bees (Trigona hockingsi) show no preference for nectar with amino acids. Biotropica, 35(1) pp. 119–125.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2003.tb00269.x

Abstract

We offered Australian tropical stingless bees (Trigona hockingsi) artificial nectar (30% sucrose w/v) either with or without added amino acids (3.30 mM). Bees showed no preference for nectar type, suggesting that sugars, rather than amino acids, play a greater role in nectar choice by this species.

Viewing alternatives

Metrics

Public Attention

Altmetrics from Altmetric

Number of Citations

Citations from Dimensions

Item Actions

Export

About

Recommendations