The more the merrier: evaluating managed pollinators in highbush blueberry

Walter Farina, Maria Estravis Barcala, Florencia Palottini, Ivana Macri, Denise Nery & Walter Farina
As the global stock of Apis mellifera colonies is growing slower than agricultural demands for pollination services, there is great interest in managing alternative species. Highbush blueberry floral morphology limits the access of bees to nectar and pollen, requiring growers to rent a considerable number of beehives. Recently, the South American bumblebee Bombus pauloensis is increasingly managed alongside honeybees. Herein, we evaluated their foraging patterns, in relation to the potential pollen transfer between two blueberry...
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