Published November 2001
by Sustainable Agriculture Network .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||88|
How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator: As an Orchard Pollinator (Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series) by Jordi Bosch () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(3). How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee. In recent years, the blue orchard bee (BOB) has become established as an alternative orchard pollinator in North America. With a strong preference for fruit trees, BOBs are highly efficient pollinators; in fact, just females will pollinate an entire acre of apples or almonds. The blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria (Say) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), is an alternative managed pollinator of rosaceous tree-crops, and potentially could be used for blueberry (Ericaceae. The Blue Orchard Bee (Mason Bee) Books How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee as an Orchard Pollinator by J. Bosch and W. P. Kemp. Sustainable Agricultural Network, Beltsville, MD. 88 pages. ISBN Pollination with Mason Bees by M. Dogterom. Beediverse Publishing, Coquitlam, BC. pages. ISBN:
Supplies for the mason bee aficionado, including a good book for beginners (Pollination with Mason Bees: A Gardener and Naturalists' Guide to Managing Mason Bees for Fruit Production, by Dr. Margriet Dogterom, also available from Amazon for $ or from Pollinator’s Paradise). If you wish to develop large populations for orchard pollination, you should store the nests under humid refrigeration at 35 to 40° F. This will permit control of emergence time and reduce predation and parasitism by the insect enemies of the bees. Our laboratory has been working on developing blue orchard bee pollination systems for 20 years. Using Blue Orchard Bees on other orchard crops: While the cost of honey bee hives for other orchard crops is not as high as for almond, blue orchard bees are still a good supplement and help diversify the pollinator pool for these crops as well. The blue orchard bee or Osmia lignaria, is prized for its efficiency pollinating fruit trees and is one of the few native pollinators that is managed in agriculture. Blue orchard bees are about the same size as a honeybee but there are a few key points that help you tell them apart.
The book is ideal for: Beekeepers: Detailed information on each alternative pollinator’s biology, disease, pest and chemical susceptibility, and step-by-step instructions on how to rear and manage. Growers: Guidance for understanding the business of pollination, matching pollinators to crops. Download Read How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator: As an Orchard Pollinator Android Download Read How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator: As an Orchard Pollinator Full Ebook. Osmia lignaria, the blue orchard bee - BOB for short - is a solitary mason bee that lives in tunnels or cavities. Researchers on the Integrated Crop Pollination Project discovered that using. [Read Book] Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees Butterflies and Other Pollinators How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator: As an Orchard Pollinator (Sustainable How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee As an Orchard Pollinator: As an Orchard Pollinator (Sustainable. Traewaef. Read How to Manage.