[NAFEX] artificial pollenation

William C. Garthright billg at inebraska.com
Sat Nov 24 16:41:01 EST 2007

> Bees are not really a possibility because I must spray (not allowed if 
> you have bees) and I have kids.

You might try solitary bees, like orchard mason bees:


They are very easy to keep, and they don't sting. Plus, they're supposed 
to be especially good for early-blooming fruit trees. You must still 
avoid spraying while a tree is actually blooming, of course, but that 
would be a relatively short period of time.

I don't know anything about hand pollinating, but it seems like it would 
be a heck of a lot of work.

Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

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