The data below is associated with the paper "Bumblebee responses to variation in pollinator-attracting traits of Vicia faba flowers" published in Ecology and Evolution by Bailes et al. 2023. Article ID: ECE310617. Full experimental detail is provided in this paper ---Description of bee datasets--- *Vol_diff_ch.csv* -Data- for Experiment 1) Can bees perceive differences in the scent of flowers from NV641 and NV676? In this experiment, flowers of lines NV676 and NV641 were hidden from sight and bees had to use scent cues to find flowers. To determine if bees could learn the difference between these scents, they were paired with a reward and quinine distractor. -Columns- Choice: The flower number visited( landed on) by a bee during an experiment, flower 1 = first flower visited, flower 2 = second flower visited etc. Not all choices were made in a foraging bout (bees returned to the nest during a foraging experiment) but all choices were made on the same day in sequential foraging bouts Correct: Was this a correct choice - 1 = paired with surose reward, 0 = paired with quinine reward bee Each number represents a different individual. Bees were not re-used between experiments, therefore bee "1" in this experiment is not the same as bee "1" in experiment 2 etc. corr_line: Which scent was rewarded with sucrose? T = NV676, F = NV641 *Vol_diff_R.csv* -Data- for Experiment 1) Can bees perceive differences in the scent of flowers from NV641 and NV676? This dataset contains a summarised version of Vol_diff_ch -Columns- Column A: bins of 10 choices, ie. 10 = choice 1 - 10, 20 = choice 11-20 Column B- K: each column represents a different B, the % of correct choices is given for the choices given in column A *TT_first.csv* -Data- for Experiment 2) Do bees prefer the scent of flowers from NV641 or NV676? In this experiment , flowers of lines NV676 and NV641 were hidden from sight and bees had to use scent cues to find flowers. To determine if bees preffered one scent over another, scents were both rewarded with equal quantities of sucrose solution -Columns- TT_first: 1 = NV676 scent chosen first by bee. 0 = NV641 scent chosen first by bee. Each row represents the choice of a different bee. *TT_pref.csv* -Data- for Experiment 2) Do bees prefer the scent of flowers from NV641 or NV676? Data is as for TT_first but continues to record the first 10 choices by each individual bee. -Columns- TT_pref: the percentage of NV676 scent chosen in the first 10 choices. Each row represents the choices of a different bee. *spot_pref.csv* -Data- for Experiment 3) Do bees prefer flowers with wing petal spots? In this experiment , whole flowers of lines NV676 (no wing petal spots) and NV641 (wing petal spots) were presented to each individual bee. The flowers were equally rewarded with sucrose. The first 10 flowers visited by each individual bee were recorded -Columns- spot_pref; the number of NV641 spotted flowers chosen in the first 10 choices. Each row represents the choices of a different bee. *spot_first.csv* -Data- for Experiment 3) Do bees prefer flowers with wing petal spots? -Columns- Data is as for spot_pref but records the first choice made by each individual bee. 1 = NV641 (spotted), 0 = NV676 (non-spotted) *Size_diff_data.csv* -Data- for Experiment 4) Can bees perceive the difference between large and small spotted petal models? In this experiment, V.faba flower models with black wing petal spots that were 20% or 60% of the wing petal area on a white background were used. To determine if bees could percieve differences between these flowers, they were paired with a sucrose reward, or quinine distractor. -Columns- Choice: The flower number visited( landed on) by a bee during an experiment, flower 1 = first flower visited, flower 2 = second flower visited etc. Not all choices were made in a foraging bout (bees returned to the nest during a foraging experiment) but all choices were made on the same day in sequential foraging bouts Correct: Was this a correct choice - 1 = paired with surose reward, 0 = paired with quinine reward bee Each number represents a different individual. Bees were not re-used between experiments, therefore bee "1" in this experiment is not the same as bee "1" in experiment 2 etc. corr_line: Which model was rewarded with sucrose? T = large spots, F = small spots. *Size_diff_R.csv* -Data- for Experiment 4) Can bees perceive the difference between large and small spotted petal models? This dataset contains a summarised version of Size_diff_data -Columns- Column A = bins of 10 choices, ie. 10 = choice 1 - 10, 20 = choice 11-20 Column B- T = each column represents a different bee, the % of correct choices is given for the choices given in column A *size_first.csv* Experiment 5) Do bees prefer large or small wing petal spots? In this experiment, V.faba flower models with black wing petal spots that were 20% or 60% of the wing petal area on a white background were used. To determine if bees prefered one flower type over another, they were equally rewarded -Columns- Size_first Flower type chosen by bee on first choice: 1 = Large, 0 = Small. Each row represents a different bee *Size_pref.csv* -Data- for Experiment 5) Do bees prefer large or small wing petal spots? Data is as for size_first but is for the first 10 choices made by a bee. -Columns- The number recorded is the number of large spotted flowers chosen in the first 10 choices. Each row represents a different bee (but the same bees as for size_first TubeLength_feeding.csv -Data- For Experiment 6) Do bees prefer flowers with shorter corolla tubes? In this experiment, flower models with 12mm or 16mm long corolla tubes were used, coloured blue or purple. Because corolla-tube length could only be detected by bees while attempting to feed, to determine if bees prefered one type over another, flowers were equally rewarded and many choices were recorded, to see if bees learnt to visit one type over another one they had learnt the colour-cue tube-length pairing. -Columns- choice: The flower number visited (FED FROM) by a bee during an experiment, flower 1 = first flower visited, flower 2 = second flower visited etc. Not all choices were made in a foraging bout (bees returned to the nest during a foraging experiment) but all choices were made on the same day in sequential foraging bouts short_colour: The colour of the flower with a 12mm corolla tube length (blue or purple) bee: Each number represents a different individual. Bees were not re-used between experiments, but do match across this dataset and "TubeLength_landing" therefore bee "1" in this experiment is not the same as bee "1" in experiment 2 etc. but is the same in both "experiment 6's" correct: 0 = long tube, 1 = short tube TubeLength_landings.csv -Data- for Experiment 6) Do bees prefer flowers with shorter corolla tubes? This dataset is the same as for TubeLength_feeding but instead records which flowers the bees landed on (but did not neccesarily feed from) -Columns- choice: The flower number visited (LANDED ON) by a bee during an experiment, flower 1 = first flower visited, flower 2 = second flower visited etc. Not all choices were made in a foraging bout (bees returned to the nest during a foraging experiment) but all choices were made on the same day in sequential foraging bouts short_colour: The colour of the flower with a 12mm corolla tube length (blue or purple) bee: Each number represents a different individual. Bees were not re-used between experiments, but do match across this dataset and "TubeLength_feeding" therefore bee "1" in this experiment is not the same as bee "1" in experiment 2 etc. but is the same in both "experiment 6's" short: 0 = long tube, 1 = short tube