Approximately three or four hives are required per acre.

BC Pollinators:

Practices Put to the Test By Ronda Payne Spring was an uncertain time for Lower Mainland blueberry growers. Reports that Alberta beekeepers wouldn’t send bees to the region had growers thinking yields would be greatly impacted. Frank Schimunek, farm manager with Honey Bee Centre, notes there aren’t enough beekeepers in …

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Bees & Berries

How Pollination Affects Your Blueberry Yield Greg Welfing Few topics these days are garnering as much discussion in the agricultural and biological research sectors as the worldwide shortage of bees. Honey bees pollinate approximately one third of the world’s food and pump at least $15 billion each year into the …

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Bee Vectoring: Pollination and Crop Protection

Cate Pedersen Lately, the buzz has been all about the bees—and with good reason. Climate change and pesticide use has been blamed for the decline of bee populations around the world. Scientists are in agreement across the board that the bee decline will have devastating effects on global food production. …

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