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Title: Propagating and Managing orcahrd Mason Bees, Osmia spp. (Hymenoptera: Megachildae) for Pollinating Cultivated Blueberry

Author
item Sampson, Blair
item Cane, James - Jim
item Shaw, Donna
item Stringer, Stephen
item Spiers, James

Submitted to: Blueberry Research Extension North American Workers Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/26/2006
Publication Date: 6/4/2006
Citation: Sampson, B., Cane, J.H., Marshall, D.A., Stringer, S.J., Spiers, J.M. 2006. Propagating and Managing orcahrd Mason Bees, Osmia spp. (Hymenoptera: Megachildae) for Pollinating Cultivated Blueberry. Blueberry Research Extension North American Workers Conference Proceedings pgs. 162-168.

Interpretive Summary: We present an overview of our bee trap-nesting program in four southern States and provide information about propagating and managing mason bees for blueberry pollination.

Technical Abstract: Here, we present a brief overview of our bee trap-nesting study as well as information about propagating and managing mason bees for blueberry pollination, especially the bee species Osmia ribifloris.