Sugar-poor diets wreak havoc on bumblebee queens’ health.
November 9, 2020
Flower losses due to shrinking habitats and climate change hurt prime pollinators. Without enough sugar in their diets, bumblebee queens can experience difficulty reproducing and shorter lifespans. Hollis Woodard, assistant professor of entomology at UCR, has conducted multiple studies showing how loss of plant availability negatively affects the prolific pollinators. Previous research indicates a queen’s diet can impact how quickly her brood develops, … More Sugar-poor diets wreak havoc on bumblebee queens’ health.