Nomia melanderi Cockerell is one of the most efficient pollinators
of alfalfa in Eastern Oregon.
Emergence begins in June, usually reaches its peak in early
July, and may continue into early August. Male emergence precedes
female emergence by four or five days. For the first few weeks of
The study provides the details of the ethology of Megachile rotundata
(Fabricius), and presents preliminary observations on its
foraging and nesting behavior. Development from prepupae to adults
proceeds most rapidly at 32 degrees C., and is retarded when held
at lower and higher temperatures.
Male behavior is distinct from that...
Chalkbrood is a mycosis of larvae of the alfalfa leafcutting bee,
Megachile rotundata (Fabricius). It is a serious threat to alfalfa seed
growers in western North America who use populations of this bee for
pollination. Basic studies were conducted to determine the etiology of
this disease and the course of...
An experimental formulation of 9 -oxodec-trans-2-enoic acid, the major component of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen pheromone, was tested for its effect on worker foraging behavior in the pollination of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L. ). The test formulation consisted of a solid beeswax cylinder impregnated with a measured...
ENTOMOLOGISTS, BOTANISTS, and AGRICULTURISTS all
have occasion to concern themselves with bees. The en-tomologist is fascinated by their complex behavior pat-terns, the botanist needs to evaluate their significance infloral biology, and the agriculturist must take them into account as vital factors in crop production. Finally, the apiculturist often wishes to...
This thesis is a discussion of the major bee diseases
found in Oregon with notes on minor ailments of bees and
on diseases not yet present followed by a history of the
introduction and spread of the more important diseases,
a history of bee legislation in Oregon and a discussion...