A new video series produced by the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will guide growers through the process of establishing new flowering habitats for bees, from selecting and preparing a good site to seeding and maintaining a successful, diverse, weed-free stand of wildflowers.
Blueberries are more adept to buzz pollination, a vibrating act performed by bumble bee species and other native pollinators that literally shakes the pollen from the flower. However, the availability and abundance of these native pollinators are often not enough to support pollination needs for larger or commercial operations. This is[…]Read More »
By Alan Kovski Protections for an endangered bumblebee species can go into effect now that the Interior Department has rejected a delay requested by a coalition of construction, energy and agricultural interests. The listing of the rusty patched bumblebee under the Endangered Species Act went into effect March 21. It[…]Read More »