Honey bees are more effective at pollinating almonds when other species of bees are present

Honey bees are more effective at pollinating almonds when other species of bees are present, says an international research team in ground-breaking research just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The research, which took place in California’s almond orchards in Yolo, Colusa and Stanislaus counties, could prove invaluable in increasing the pollination effectiveness of honey bees, as demand for their pollination service grows.

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Honey bee heading toward
almond blossom in Capay Valley, Yolo County. Credit: Kathy Keatley
Garvey

(Phys.org)—Honey bees are more effective at pollinating almonds when
other species of bees are present, says an international research team
in ground-breaking research just published in the Proceedings of the
Royal Society B. The research, which took place in California’s almond
orchards in Yolo, Colusa and Stanislaus counties, could prove invaluable
in increasing the pollination effectiveness of honey bees, as demand
for their pollination service grows.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-honey-bees-effective-pollinating-almonds.html#jCp


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