Flowering of the thistle
Additional information: Overall rating for honeydew: 4/5Nectar: 3/3Pollen: 3/3Color: Pink Blooming thistle in Contra Costa County California: April 23, 2023May 1, 2021
Flowering of the Vetch
Additional information: Overall rating for honeydew: 2/5Nectar: 2/3Pollen: 2/3Color: Pink, violet Blooming vetch in Contra Costa County California: April 20, 2023
What to do at a beehive in April in Northern California
In Northern California, April is typically the beginning of the beekeeping season. Here are some things to consider doing at a beehive in April: Check the hive for winter damage: Before doing anything else, check the hive for any damage that may have occurred during...
Why buy bees from a local breeder?
Buying bees from a local breeder has several advantages. Here are some reasons why: Local bees are adapted to local conditions: Bees from a local breeder are better adapted to the local environment, which can improve their chances of survival. Local bees are more...
Can I keep bees in my backyard?
Yes, you can keep bees in your backyard, but it's important to follow the necessary guidelines and regulations in your local area. Before starting your beekeeping journey, it's important to research the specific rules and regulations in your area regarding beekeeping....
Bee pollination outperforms pesticides for oilseed crop production and profitability
Nature-based agriculture that reduces dependency on chemical inputs requires using ecological principles for sustainable agro-ecosystems, aiming to balance ecology, economics and social justice. There is growing evidence that pollinator-dependent crops with high...
What is the advantage of VSH genetics in beekeeping?
VSH genetics, or Varroa Sensitive Hygiene genetics, is a genetic trait in honeybees that enables them to detect and remove Varroa mites from their colonies. Varroa mites are a significant threat to honeybee colonies worldwide and can cause severe damage to the bees'...
Why bees are important for the pollination of cherry trees?
Bees play a crucial role in the pollination of cherry trees. Cherry trees, like many other fruit trees, rely on pollinators like bees to transfer pollen from the male reproductive parts of the flower (the stamens) to the female reproductive parts (the stigma), which...
Flowering of the Apple tree
Additional information: Overall rating for honeydew: 2/5Nectar: 2/3Pollen: 3/3 Color: White/Beige, Pink Blooming Apple tree in Contra Costa County California: March 5, 2023
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