Connolly, C.N.; Moffat, C.

The number and individual weight of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris audax) from nests containing neonicotinoids in Wester Ross, UK

This dataset contains a colony performance indicator monitored from Bumblebee colonies of similar mass after 43-48 days in the field. The weight in milligrams (mg) is given of each surviving bee recorded as it was removed from the outside of the nest as we progressed towards the nest core. Bumblebee colonies of similar mass were provided with sugar syrup (UT, n=12), containing chlorpyrifos (CP, 150 nanomolar nM, n=6) imidacloprid (IMD, 10 nM, n= 6) or both (IMD + CP, n=12). No pollen was provided and bees were free to forage in a wilderness/grassland area in the west of Scotland. The data were collected as part of a project within the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative (2010-2015).

Publication date: 2015-04-30

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You must cite: Connolly, C.N.; Moffat, C. (2015). The number and individual weight of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris audax) from nests containing neonicotinoids in Wester Ross, UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/341414f8-e88a-43e5-ade3-c30623c1586d

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
…    to    2014-08-31

Provenance & quality

The data was generated as follows: Nests were anaesthetised using carbon dioxide until the bees became slow/immobilised. The nest was opened and each bee was removed and weighed on a top pan balance before being killed rapidly in ice-cold water containing detergent before full awakening.

Correspondence/contact details

Connolly, C.N.
University of Dundee
research@dundee.ac.uk

Authors

Connolly, C.N.
University of Dundee
Moffat, C.
University of Dundee

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Bombus terrestris audax Bumblebee,  Environmental risk Pollinators Wester Ross
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes