[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.
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
> 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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