Bee Pollination

Bee Pollination

 

the use of honeybees to pollinate agricultural crops—that is, to transfer plant pollen from the anthers of the stamens to the stigmata of the pistils.

Many grain, fodder, oil, essential-oil, industrial, fruit and berry, and melon crops require pollination by insects. The role of wild insects as pollinators in modern day farming is insignificant. The number of bee colonies needed depends on the area under cultivation, the duration of florescence, the amount of nectar in the plants, and other factors. For example, the pollination of 1 hectare of buckwheat requires an average 2–2.5 colonies of bees; sunflowers, 0.5-1; red clover and alfalfa, 1; sainfoin, 3–4; cotton, 0.5-1; fruit and berry crops, 2–2.5; and melons, 0.3-0.5. Greenhouse crops require one colony per 1,000 sq m of greenhouse space, and those in hotbeds, one colony per 500 frames.

To pollinate crops frequented only lightly by insects, it is recommended that the bees be trained to the fragrance of the flowers of the crops. Bee pollination is one of the most important conditions for improving crop yields.

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Growing the business' bee pollination service - which supplies between 40 and 60 hives to farmers to help pollinate crops - has also allowed the company to increase the number of its bees to 4.
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The ericad genus Lyonia Nutt, shows patterns in floral morphology consistent with a bumble bee pollination syndrome, including urceolate corollas, poricidal anthers, and pendulous fragrant inflorescences (Faegri and van der Pijl, 1979; Judd, 1981; Navarro et al, 2007; Willmer, 2011).
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AS winter changes into early spring With all the blessing this will bring Trees will hide a secret world As coloured blossom is gently unfurled Cherry pink, apple blossom white But windy weather provides a sight As scattered colours beneath the trees Always a glorious sight to please Fruit buds still showing all around As life evolves with so little sound A quiet hum from a busy bee Pollination - sterling work wait and see Seeds have grown some plants are tall, JOHN JAMES REID, Newcastle
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She has visited the third-grade class every week this school year to teach children about how at least one-third of the world's foods rely on bee pollination.
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CSIRO aims to improve honey bee pollination and productivity on farms as well as help understand the drivers of colony collapse disorder (CCD), a condition that is devastating honey bee populations worldwide.
Honeybees cannot be potential visitors because they are completely unable to enter the small pollination chamber of the protogynous Annonaceae flowers during receptivity of the stigmas (for the very rare bee pollination mode in Annonaceae by euglossine bees in the genus Unonopsis see below).