[NAFEX] Plum Pollenation Question

derry and bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed May 11 11:37:02 EDT 2005


Jim,

Blue Orchard bees are the dominant pollinator on my Black Currants, flies and
midges and all sorts of miscellaneous bugs including Blue Orchard bees seem to
out-number honeybees on my ten plum trees.

I think temperature is a factor since my plums are often blooming at temps when
honeybees don't like to fly.

I do not get good plum pollination here in south coastal B.C. except last year
when the weather was warm at bloom time. This warm bloom-time occurs about every
seven or eight years.

Our bloom sequence is Japanese plums, and then European plums with Black Currants.

Derry

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Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
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