Mason Bees As Managed Pollinators Of Orchard Crops

publication date: Feb 9, 2012
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Bee World Vol.88 (1) 2011 pp. 5-8
Article TitleMason Bees As Managed Pollinators Of Orchard Crops
Author(s)Chris O’Toole
AbstractMason bees, Osmia spp. (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) are solitary bees, that is, each nest is the work of a single female working alone; there is no caste of workers. As honeybees continue to be under pressure it could well be prudent to find additional bee species with potential as pollinators.
KeywordsMason Bees, Pollinators, Orchard, Crops, Osmia, Solitary Bees
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