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Here’s the number of open, untripped flowers per raceme. Open flowers per
raceme declined significantly faster close to the bee shelter than 100 meters
from it. This suggests to me that open flowers per raceme declines because of
pollination, which should occur first close to the shelter.
Strickler, K. and S. Freitas. 1999. Interactions between floral resources
and bees in commercial alfalfa seed fields. Environ. Entomol. 28(2):
178-187. Fig. 1C