Category Archives: Pollination

Self-pollinating almond trees developed

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing self-pollinating almond trees that can produce a bountiful harvest without insect pollination. Read more

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Pollination by honeybees ‘delivered €85m in services to agriculture’ in Ireland

Pollination by honeybees has been estimated to deliver €85 million of services to Irish agriculture, especially in horticulture but also in clover, which affects dairy and meat production. Read more

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Bees to blame for poor pumpkin crops

Pumpkins are a seasonal fixture but anyone who misses out on finding a giant gourd this fall may be able to blame it on the bees. Read more

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Pressure on bee population in New Zealand discussed at meeting

Bee industry and horticultural interests are meeting in Auckland on Tuesday to discuss a research strategy to ensure the survival of honey bees and the pollination services they provide. Read more

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MSU bee researchers discover 7 promising new pollinators for Mich.

While conducting a three-year study in the region’s blueberry fields, researchers found seven species not previously known to inhabit Michigan. Read more

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Natural product to help honey bees

A new product can enhance and improve the performance of bees as pollinators, it is claimed. Read more

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Pollination Crisis ‘A Myth’

he notion that a decline in pollinators may threaten the human food supply – producing a situation that has been referred to as a “pollination crisis” – can be considered a myth, at least where honey bees are concerned, say … Continue reading

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Sugar boosts bees’ productivity

Feeding sugar to bees encourages them to collect pollen, rather than nectar, increasing the level of crop pollination vital for agricultural success. Read more

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Wild bees can be effective pollinators

Over the past few years, honey bee keepers have experienced problems due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has hurt honey bee populations, causing some growers of fruits, nuts and vegetables to wonder how their crops will be pollinated in … Continue reading

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Pollinating Apple Trees Without Bees

Everybody has heard about the declining number of bees in the world. Weather it has to do with using insecticides, no natural areas for them, or there is a virus going around that is killing many of these bees. Read … Continue reading

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