Environment shapes the microbiome of the Blue Orchard Bee, Osmia lignaria

Hamutahl Cohen
Wild bees encounter and collect environmental microbes whilst foraging. While environmental context affects bee diversity, little is known about it how affects the wild bee microbiome. We used field surveys in 17 urban gardens to examine whether and how variation in local and landscape habitat features shapes the microbiome of the solitary Blue Orchard Bee, Osmia lignaria. We installed O. lignaria cocoons at each site, allowed bees to emerge and forage, then collected them. We...
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