Bees and apple pollination, a bite sized view!

May 13, 2016

in Bumblebees and their ecology, Gardening For Wildlife, Red mason solitary bees, Solitary Bee Observation Box

Bees and apple pollination, a bite sized view!

Scientists have researched which species pollinates these apples and how much is it worth in the UK. You can download their paper  Apple Pollination: Demand Depends on Variety and Supply Depends on Pollinator Identity. Garratt et al 2016

Apple pollination by bees, a bite sized view!

Apple pollination by bees, a bite sized view!

or use the image!!!

Now, where’s my new improved  orchard bee box?!!

For more information about solitary bees and wasps visit BWARS

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve May 13, 2016 at 7:05 am

I have a solitary bee house. Can you tell me where the best place to put is please. How do i tell if its being used?

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nurturingnature May 13, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Hi Steve, I give detailed instructions to my customers. I’m sure your supplier did the same? Generally a south facing wall should be fine. Cheers G

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