So, some people and I encountered an adventure game where you have a bee in a jar and need to move it from place to place before it suffocates, and someone tried to find out how long a bee would actually survive in the jar. We've found three relevant papers Oxygen consumption in the foraging honeybee depends on the reward rate at the food source, Oxygen consumption and body temperature of active and resting honeybees. and Physiological Correlates of Foraging Efforts in Honey-Bees: Oxygen Consumption and Nectar Load, which has given us what we think is a good high-end guess of 40 microliters of oxygen per minute consumed.
However, we don't know at what point the oxygen level would get too low for the bee, or if carbon dioxide poisoning would occur. Does anyone have a source for the minimum oxygen levels a bee needs to survive, or the point at which CO2 toxicity becomes a problem?