Exceptional cherry production in an orchard pollinated with blue orchard bees

publication date: Jan 20, 2010
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Bee World Vol.80 (4) 1999 pp.163-173
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Article TitleExceptional cherry production in an orchard pollinated with blue orchard bees
Author(s)

Jordi Bosch And William P Kemp

Abstract

Poor pollination is a common cause of low fruit set in cherry orchards, and a high population of pollinators is therefore required. Osmia lignaria, the blue orchard bee, has been used successfully in Utah as an alternative to honey bees.

KeywordsCherry Orchard Pollination, Blue Orchard Bees, Osmia lignaria, Pollination
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