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Using colony monitoring devices to evaluate the impacts of land use and forage quality on honey bee health datasets

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014-05-23
End Date
2014-10-01

Citation

Matthew D Smart, and Clint RV Otto, 2017, Using colony monitoring devices to evaluate the impacts of land use and forage quality on honey bee health datasets: U.S. Geological Survey, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72V2F4S.

Summary

Honey bee colonies located in 2 apiaries in North Dakota were fitted with two types of monitoring device: pollen traps and scales. Data were collected from devices periodically throughout the 2014 season (May-October). Data derived from pollen traps included: the total fresh weight of pollen collected, the percent crude protein content, the percent content of each amino acid, and DNA identification of floral plant sources. Scales collected colony weight through time.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Clint RV Otto
Originator :
Matthew D Smart, Clint RV Otto
Metadata Contact :
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
Science Base

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Purpose

The data were obtained to evaluate the differential impacts of agricultural land use on forage availability and honey bee colony productivity and health.

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