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Focus for 2012

Posted by blueberrytalk on January 1, 2012

As we approach this year’s blueberry pollination  there are two questions that are foremost in our minds.

  1. Is there a symbiotic relationship between the honeybee and the Mason bee with the honeybee going for nectar and the Mason bee seeking pollen. The net result is more bee visits per flower resulting in better pollination.
  2. Can extra forage be used to attract virgin bumblebee queens and drones to our farm after they leave their nest in the fall. This should result in a bigger bumblebee population next spring.

See these earlier blog entries:

https://blueberrytalk.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/mason-bees-and-pollen/

https://blueberrytalk.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/bees-and-blueberry-pollen/

https://blueberrytalk.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/the-cosmos-come-on/

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