Pollen diversity collected by honey bees in the vicinity of Vaccinium spp. crops and its importance for colony development 1

@inproceedings{Girard2012PollenDC,
  title={Pollen diversity collected by honey bees in the vicinity of Vaccinium spp. crops and its importance for colony development 1},
  author={M{\'e}lissa Girard and Madeleine Chagnon and Val{\'e}rie Fournier},
  year={2012}
}
Access to a rich diversity of flowering plants is very important for the development of honey bee colonies intro- duced in crops for pollination. The aim of this observational study was to determine the impact of surrounding pollen diver- sity on the health of honey bee colonies introduced in lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) in June and cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) in July. The results suggest that monocultures of lowbush blueberries are not suit- able for optimal… CONTINUE READING

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