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How far do Orchard Mason bees pollinate?  RSS feed

 
Jordan Struck
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How far from the nest (in feet) will Orchard Mason bees travel to pollinate (in an apple/pear orchard)? In other words, what is their "pollination radius."
 
Steven Feil
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300 feet is the recognized maximum.

If you go to crownbees.com Dave will have MUCH information regarding the care and needs of these and other bees. I am currently getting a series of emails from him (automated) but all of that same information is posted on his site as well.
 
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