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Pollination Biology

Kohn, Joshua [1].

Honey bees dominate the pollination landscape in San Diego.

Flower visitation to 10 of the most common chaparral shrub species was monitored in natural habitats across western San Diego County. Honey bees were responsible for > 90% (and often > 95%) of floral visits to all species at all sites. The >400 species of native bees found in San Diego appear to play a minor role in pollination of the most abundant native species. Honey bees are more numerically dominant visitors to San Diego’s common native species than they are often reported to be for crops in agroecosystems around the world. San Diego may provide an unusually favorable habitat for honey bees, but similar data from other parts of North America and elsewhere are unavailable.

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1 - University of California San Diego, Ecology, Behavior, Evolution, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0116, USA

Honey bee
pollinator decline
Native bees.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Topics
Session: 43
Location: Melrose/Riverside Hilton
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM
Number: 43005
Abstract ID:235
Candidate for Awards:None

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