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Subspecific differentiation in male reproductive traits and virgin queen preferences, in Bombus terrestris

Cocoon orientation in the nests of red mason bees (Osmia bicornis) is affected by cocoon size and available space
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Microsatellite analysis in museum samples reveals inbreeding before the regression of Bombus veteranus

Bombus cullumanus—an extinct European bumblebee species?
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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infections of Eastern honey bee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)

Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques

Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops

Habitat and host plant use of the Large Copper Butterfly Lycaena dispar in an urban environment

Costing conservation: an expert appraisal of the pollinator habitat benefits of England's Entry Level Stewardship
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How threatened are alpine environments? a cross taxonomic study

Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance
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Insect pollination enhances seed yield, quality, and market value in oilseed rape

A protocol to assess the heat stress resistance of insects applied to bumblebees
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Trait-specific responses of wild bee communities to landscape composition, configuration and local factors.
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Impact of chronic neonicotinoid exposure on honeybee colony performance and queen supersedure
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Species distribution models for crop pollination: a modelling framework applied to Great Britain
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Patterns of Genetic and Reproductive Traits Differentiation in Mainland vs. Corsican Populations of Bumblebees
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Reproductive biology of the Cape honeybee: A response to Beekman et al.
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CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe
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Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
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Assessing continental-scale risks for generalist and specialist pollinating bee species under climate change
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Spatially-explicit estimation of geographical representation in large-scale species distribution datasets
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Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe
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Population Fluctuations and Synchrony of Grassland Butterflies in Relation to Species Traits
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Fit-for-purpose: Species distribution model performance depends on evaluation criteria -Dutch hoverflies as a case study
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Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply
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Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination
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Ecological impacts of invasive alien plants: a meta-analysis of their effects on species, communities and ecosystems.
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Survival, reproduction and population growth of the important pollinator bee, Osmia rufa, along gradients of heavy metal pollution

Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss – a meta-analysis

Comparison of pollinators and natural enemies: a meta-analysis of landscape and local effects on abundance and richness in crops
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Sublethal neonicotinoid insecticide exposure reduces solitary bee reproductive success
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Influence of combined pesticide and parasite exposure on bumblebee colony traits in the laboratory

Bee pollination improves crop quality, shelf life and commercial value
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When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control
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Drastic historic shifts in bumble-bee community composition in Sweden
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Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination.
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Endosymbionts and honey bee colony losses?

Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming

Ecological characteristics associated with high mobility in night-active moths

Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments

The potential impacts of insecticides on the life-history traits of bees and the consequences for pollination

Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions

Can pollination services, species diversity and conservation be simultaneously promoted by sown wildflower strips on farmland?

Pollination services in the UK: How important are honeybees?

Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity

Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees
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Dead or alive: Deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor reduce the life span of winter honey bees.
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First European Red List for bees.
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The fate of Bombus cullumanus: regression and species status.
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Risky robbing is a job for short-lived and infected worker honeybees
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Synergistic effects of non-Apis bees and honey bees for pollination services
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The impact of over 80 years of land cover changes on bee and wasp pollinator communities in England
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Cascading effects of soil eutrophication on higher trophic levels

A century of species loss and biotic homogenization in Danish butterfly assemblages

The Decline of England’s Bees
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Changes in the fauna of aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) at Kullaberg in southwestern Sweden
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A preliminary analysis of the fate of European bumblebees.
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Cross-continental convergence of climate change impacts on bumblebees

Ecosystem service delivery by dominant species requires articulation of biodiversity conservation arguments

Veränderungen in ökologischen Beziehungen

Excessive nitrogen deposition can shape the composition of plant and insect assemblages

Large-scale distribution of pollination systems in Europe is determined both by climate and land-use

Lessons from Red Data Books: Plant vulnerability increases with floral complexity

Predicting the global spread of an invasive pollinator, the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Size matters in a changing climate: differential responses of bees and butterflies

Susceptibility of pollinators to landscape change depends on past landscapes, recent change and pollinator identity

Waardplantvoorkeur van hommels: terugkijken in de tijd

Wild bee communities are negatively affected by heavy metal pollution

Wild bees and other insect pollinators: in invaluable and unexplored capital for Greece

Winners and losers of climate change for the genus Merodon (Diptera: Syrphidae) across the Balkan Peninsula

Herbicides reduce floral resources of non-target plants on the landscape
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