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Huge bumblebee population

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 3, 2010

As the blueberry pollination winds down the bumblebee population is rapidly expanding. Thornless blackberries normally attract only honeybees but this year the bumblebees have joined in. A yellow-faced worker bumblebee is pictured below. 

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Thornless blackberries beckon bees.

Posted by blueberrytalk on May 22, 2010

The thornless blackberries are a huge attraction for honeybees. Their blossoming this year comes when most of the fruit is set on the Dukes and Bluecrop as well as earlier varieties. The Draper and Elliot still need pollination but the growing population of bumblees are getting the pollination done.

 

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