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[Maize] bumblebees and corn

shendrix at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu shendrix at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu
Wed Aug 3 10:46:23 EST 2005


I am interesting in any observations any of you may have made concerning 
the use of corn pollen by wild solitary bees, particularly bumblebees. If 
you know of any studies that may be looked at this phenomenon, that would 
be even better.  In 2004 we sampled cornfields in NW Iowa for bees, but 
found very few in the fields at the time pollen was shed except for a few 
large species which may have just been passing over the fields.  We are 
very curious what others may have seen.


Steve Hendrix
Dept. Biological Sciences
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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