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The recent increase in domestic and export markets for alfalfa seed grown in Western Canada has resulted in an in creased demand for the alfalfa leafcutter bee (Megachile rotundata F.). This bee has been domesticated and is an effective pollinator of the alfalfa plant. Because this bee cannot survive naturally over winter in Canada, the larvae in their leaf-cutting cells must be stored indoors to break diapause and must be incubated for rapid uniform emergence in the spring. Overwintering requires a dry location with a temperature of approximately 4.44
heat release from alfalfa leaf-cutter bees
Lambden, T.L., Shaw, W.J.D. and G.H. Green 1973. HEAT RELEASE FROM ALFALFA LEAF-CUTTER BEES. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 15(2):110-112.
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