Nesting ecology of the key native Bombus species

Description 

Research is needed into the nesting ecology of the most abundant and widely distributed Bombus species on the Island of Newfoundland with the view to assessing the feasibility of commercially producing a local native species for commercial pollination purposes. The research should include a risk assessment of commercial production related to out-competition with other native Bombus species and magnification of endemic Bombus pathogens, pests and diseases.

Start date 
5 Apr 2017