Jagiellonian University Repository

Ecological stoichiometry of the honeybee : Pollen diversity and adequate species composition are needed to mitigate limitations imposed on the growth and development of bees by pollen quality

pcg.skipToMenu

Ecological stoichiometry of the honeybee : Pollen diversity and adequate species composition are needed to mitigate limitations imposed on the growth and development of bees by pollen quality

Show full item record

dc.contributor.author Filipiak, Michał [SAP14006978] pl
dc.contributor.author Kuszewska, Karolina [SAP14000923] pl
dc.contributor.author Asselman, Michel [USOS138217] pl
dc.contributor.author Denisow, Bożena pl
dc.contributor.author Stawiarz, Ernest pl
dc.contributor.author Woyciechowski, Michał [SAP11017533] pl
dc.contributor.author Weiner, January [SAP11006211] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-01T07:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-01T07:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/43679
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polska *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/pl/legalcode *
dc.title Ecological stoichiometry of the honeybee : Pollen diversity and adequate species composition are needed to mitigate limitations imposed on the growth and development of bees by pollen quality pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.abstract.en The least understood aspects of the nutritional needs of bees are the elemental composition of pollen and the bees’ need for a stoichiometrically balanced diet containing the required proportions of nutrients. Reduced plant diversity has been proposed as an indirect factor responsible for the pollinator crisis. We suggest stoichiometric mismatch resulting from a nutritionally unbalanced diet as a potential direct factor. The concentrations and stoichiometric ratios of C, N, S, P, K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Mn, and Cu were studied in the bodies of honeybees of various castes and sexes and in the nectar and pollen of various plant species. A literature review of the elemental composition of pollen was performed. We identified possible co-limitations of bee growth and development resulting mainly from the scarcity of Na, S, Cu, P and K, and possibly Zn and N, in pollen. Particular castes and sexes face specific limitations. Concentrations of potentially limiting elements in pollen revealed high taxonomic diversity. High floral diversity may be necessary to maintain populations of pollen eaters. Single-species crop plantations, even if these species are rich in nectar and pollen, might limit bee growth and development, not allowing for gathering nutrients in adequate proportions. However, particular plant species may play greater roles than others in balancing honeybee diets. Therefore, we suggest specific plant species that may (1) ensure optimal growth and production of individuals by producing pollen that is exceptionally well balanced stoichiometrically (e.g., clover) or (2) prevent growth and development of honeybees by producing pollen that is extremely unbalanced for bees (e.g., sunflower). Since pollen is generally poor in Na, this element must be supplemented using "dirty water". Nectar cannot supplement the diet with limiting elements. Stoichiometric mismatch should be considered in intervention strategies aimed at improving the nutritional base for bees. pl
dc.subject.pl pszczoła pl
dc.subject.pl żywienie pl
dc.subject.pl pszczoła miodna pl
dc.subject.pl ekofizjologia pl
dc.subject.pl pyłek pl
dc.subject.pl ekologia ekosystemów pl
dc.subject.pl stechiometria ekologiczna pl
dc.subject.pl zapylacz pl
dc.subject.pl zanik pl
dc.subject.pl flora pl
dc.subject.pl różnorodność pl
dc.subject.pl pszczoły pl
dc.subject.en bee pl
dc.subject.en bees pl
dc.subject.en honeybee pl
dc.subject.en ecological stoichiometry pl
dc.subject.en ecophysiology pl
dc.subject.en ecosystem ecology pl
dc.subject.en physiological ecology pl
dc.subject.en stoichiometry pl
dc.subject.en pollen pl
dc.subject.en pollinator pl
dc.subject.en pollination pl
dc.subject.en syndrome pl
dc.subject.en nutrition pl
dc.subject.en mineral pl
dc.subject.en nutrients pl
dc.subject.en atom pl
dc.subject.en phosphorous pl
dc.subject.en carbon pl
dc.subject.en nitrogen pl
dc.subject.en mass balance pl
dc.subject.en nutrient flow pl
dc.subject.en stoichiometric mismatch pl
dc.subject.en nutrient cycle pl
dc.subject.en nutritional ecology pl
dc.description.volume 12 pl
dc.description.number 8 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0183236 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203 pl
dc.title.journal PLoS ONE pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Nauk o Środowisku pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid e0183236 pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
.pointsMNiSW [2017 A]: 40


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polska Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polska