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    • Keywords

       

      Bee-blossom interaction; foraging behaviour; pollination potential

    • Abstract

       

      This article presents the recent trends in describing the bee-blossom relationships, in interpreting the bees foraging behaviour on the basis of optimal foraging theory and the nature of floral resource, the role of pollinator behaviour such as trap-lining, opportunism, territorial aggression, group foraging in determining the genetic make-up of the bee pollinated plants, and considering the pollination from the ecosystem point of view. The idea that honey bees and other social bees are adequate enough to pollinate the crops is considered as premature, and detailed studies to explore the pollination potential of wild bees together with their conservation and management are suggested.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      C Subba Reddi1 E U B Reddi1

      1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Waltair - 530003, India
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