Pollination and Bees

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Squash bee by Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org
Pumpkin Pollinators - Articles Articles
Pumpkin fruit set can be affected by a number of production and environmental factors. More
Beekeeping - Honey Bees
Beekeeping - Honey Bees - Articles Articles

Beekeeping - Honey Bees

Maryann Frazier, Tom Butzler, Lynn Kime, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Honey bees can be managed to produce many products, but they are even more valued for the major role they play in pollination of agricultural crops. More
Apples require Cross Pollination to produce a crop, but there are many other fruit and nut varieties that are self-fruitful. Photo: D. Biddinger.
Pollination Requirements for Various Fruits and Nuts - Articles Articles
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male part (anther) of a flower to the female part (pistil) of the same or another flower of the same sort. More
Scolia dubia on goldenrod / David Hill / platycryptus on flickr.com/CC BY 4.0
Blue winged wasp, Scolia dubia—is a real asset! - Articles Articles
Have you seen this wasp flying over the landscape about 12” above the ground, circling in a mass of its fellow wasps? More
Pollinator Health and Pesticides
Pollinator Health and Pesticides - Articles Articles
As a general rule, insecticides are more toxic to pollinators than fungicides and herbicides, but not all insecticides are toxic to pollinators. More
Bombus in pollinator cover crop plots. Photo credit Tianna DuPont.
Pesticides and Pollinators - Articles Articles

Pesticides and Pollinators

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D.

Researchers believe that long term honey bee declines are a result of a complex set of factors. More
Blueberries in the Home Fruit Planting
Blueberries in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Several blueberry species are indigenous to the United States. More
Attracting Hummingbirds
Attracting Hummingbirds - Articles Articles

Attracting Hummingbirds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Learn about the many aspects of hummingbirds and how to attract them to your property. More
Gardening for Butterflies
Gardening for Butterflies - Articles Articles

Gardening for Butterflies

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Learn about the butterfly life cycle, and how to manage your garden to attract butterflies. More
So, you Want to Keep Honey Bees?
So, you Want to Keep Honey Bees? - Articles Articles
So, you want to keep honey bees? Well, join the club… beekeeping is a hot topic for many reasons. More
Blueberry Pollination in Home Fruit Plantings
Blueberry Pollination in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Most plantings will produce satisfactory crops when only one variety is included, but pollen from other varieties generally will result in increased yields, larger fruits, and earlier ripening. More
Pollination Characteristics of Fruit in Home Gardens
Pollination Characteristics of Fruit in Home Gardens - Articles Articles
"Self-fertile" plants will set fruit with their own pollen. However, all plants produce more fruit when two or more varieties are planted close to each other. More
Pollination Requirements for Various Home Garden Fruits
Pollination Requirements for Various Home Garden Fruits - Articles Articles
Before you order plants for your orchard or vineyard, you should determine whether you will have to plant more than one variety to provide for pollination. More
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum): Perennial Photo, Sandy Feather
Landscaping to Attract and Conserve Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
Beneficial insects are those that consume or parasitize insect pests. More
Long-blooming Perennials
Long-blooming Perennials - Articles Articles
A listing of perennial plants with long bloom times. More
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