Almond pollination

robinvaleBus trip with the Doncaster Beekeepers Club to Robinvale to see the annual pollination event – 100,000 hives in amongst the almond orchards which were just coming into bloom – quite a sight.

Despite the name, the self-pollinating varieties of almond that are being developed will still need bees, just less of them. Both male and female flowers are present on the trees so that cross pollination between trees is not required and lower bee density will suffice. Beekeeper redundancy reprieved!

 

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