World bee day 2021: bee research collection

honeybee (apis mellifera) approaches a flower
honeybee (apis mellifera) approaches a flower

The 20th May marks world bee day, an opportunity for all of us to appreciate these little creatures that make our modern food economy possible. Bees are extremely valuable as pollinators and ecosystem services, but they are also fascinating creatures in their own right with complex social structures and communication methods.

Here, we’ve curated our favourite bee-based research from Functional Ecology, as well as some classical bee literature.

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