We tested the hypothesis that bumblebees foraging in urban gardens preferentially visited plants that evolved in the same regions as the bees that visit them.
Some bumblebees visit almost any flower, while others seem to have strict preferences for certain plants.


How do bumblebees in urban gardens choose which flowers they pollinate? Does it make a difference where the plants and bees are from?
We tested the hypothesis that bumblebees foraging in urban gardens preferentially visited plants that evolved in the same regions as the bees that visit them.

Some bumblebees visit almost any flower, while others seem to have strict preferences for certain plants.

How do bumblebees in urban gardens choose which flowers they pollinate? Does it make a difference where the plants and bees are from?