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Improving Blueberry fruit set

Posted by blueberrytalk on July 30, 2016

Honeybees are easily enticed to floral sources even miles away. Once the blackberry blossoms open it’s hard to keep the honeybees at home in your blueberry field.

Mason bees like to forage within a few hundred feet of their nests. Placing Mason bee nests close to “hard to pollinate” blueberry varieties is a way to combat poor fruit set.

The picture below  shows poor fruit set in a Draper blueberry plant. Start your own pollination with Mason bees!

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Draper fruit

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