[NAFEX] Honeybees don't pollinate caged

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Fri Jul 31 14:25:36 EDT 2009


Thanks, Jim. I may have mis-heard or mis-understood (or just plain 
remembered wrong) a reference to introducing bumblebees into 
seed-saving cages; sounds as if they might work for that.

-- Rivka

On Jul 31, 2009, at 10:20 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

> Riva asked, "Is it possible to put a honeybee hive inside the enclosure
> during bloom?"
>
>
>     When honeybees are caged, they forget about pollinating and spend 
> all of
> their time trying to get out.  Honeybees are worthless in a 
> greenhouse; that
> is why bumblebees are used to do greenhouse pollinating.  I tried 
> getting
> honeybees to do pollination in my greenhouse.  I even left the door 
> open and
> they were all flying against the ceiling.
>
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472




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