Bombus Impatiens Bees’ Reproductive Strategies Developed Due to Natal or Non-Natal Colony

Daniil Grytsiuk, Margarita Orlova

Biology, College of Arts and Science, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY, USA

This study examines the complex reproductive strategies of Bombus species as influenced by unique environmental pressures. We hypothesized that social factors shaped reproductive development in Bombus impatiens. The study included four colonies, one producing queens, to assess social behavior and aggression in different environments. ​