Sessions Tagged With 'pollination'

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How to manage solitary orchard bees for crop pollination

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Theresa Pitts-Singer

With the uncertainty of healthy honey bee hive availability and the high cost of hive rentals for crop pollination, an alternative or complementary bee, the blue orchard bee, is becoming more available and manageable for fruit and nut tree pollination. This presentation will...

Ensuring pumpkin pollination

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shelby Fleischer

Pumpkin is entirely dependent on insects for pollination. We first review the flower structure and the pollen and nectar rewards pumpkins offers to achieve pollination, and what that means for fruit set. We overview the range of bee species that interact with these flowers...

Pollinating apples and cherries East of the Rockies

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Julianna Wilson

Apples and cherries would not be possible without the contribution of bees. This talk will review what it takes to achieve adequate pollination of apples and cherries in Eastern North America, the roles of managed and wild pollinators in these production systems, and practical...

Ensuring Almond Pollination

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Theresa Pitts-Singer

To produce almonds, flowers must receive pollen from a tree of a different almond variety. This accomplished with bee pollination. For commercial practices, honey bees are rented to provide this service to >800,000 almond acres that bloom for only a few weeks early each...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future.

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by John Skinner, Sallie Lee

Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of...

Responding to an S.O.S. from the Commercial Beekeeping Industry

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by: Marla Spivak, University of MinnesotaGiven the chronic health problems facing honey bees and the increasing demand for pollination services from almond, blueberry, cranberry, apple, vine crops and many other growers, commercial beekeepers and breeders have...

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: If Flowers are Restaurants to Bees, Then What Are Bees to Flowers?

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by dani carroll, John Skinner

Learn how bees help flowers and therefore help feed the world. Find out what you can do to help encourage these valuable pollinators. This webinar will be presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of...