Bumblebee longevity

For a semester research project I joined the group of biodiversity and ecology of wild bees of the Nueva Granada University. In this short project I was assessing whether the longevity of workers of the bumble bee Bombus atratus change depending on the environment where the colonies are placed: greenhouse, fields, or laboratory. I found that workers have similar longevity in greenhouses and field conditions, but it is shorter compared to laboratory conditions. All the details here