Honey bee losses during mowing of flowering fields*

publication date: Apr 28, 2009
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Bee World  Vol.83 (3) 2002 pp.  109 - 118
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Honey bee losses during mowing of flowering fields*

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PETER FLURI AND RAINER FRICK

 

Abstract

From the beekeeping point of view, flowering meadows should be mowed after they have finished flowering. In livestock farming, however, it is often necessary to mow at an earlier time. In this study, the losses of bees during mowing of flowering fields using modern mowing machines was investigated and recommendations are given on how to minimize bee losses. 

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