Crop Pollination by Bees

Crop Pollination by Bees

By: Daniel Mayer (author), Keith Delaplane (author)Hardback

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The collapse of the ubiquitous honey bee population during the past 20 years has caused a pollination vacuum for many crops. Surveys and grower experience indicate that a crisis exists in pollinator populations. This book is an accessible, practical and authoritative research-based guide to using bees for crop pollination. It emphasizes conserving feral bee populations as well as more traditional methods of culturing honey bees and other bees. It addresses the biology of pollination, culturing and managing bees for optimum crop pollination. Individual pollination requirements and recommendations for the world's main crops are covered in 36 short chapters that make up the second part of the book.


1: Benefits of Bee Pollination 2: Bee Pollination 3: Bees: An Overview 4: Bee Conservation 5: Honey Bees: Biology and Status as Pollinators 6: Honey Bees: Simplified Bee-keeping for Pollination 7: Honey Bees: Managing Honey Bees for Pollination 8: Bumble Bees 9: Alkali Bees 10: Other Soil Nesting Bees 11: Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees 12: Orchard Mason Bees 13: Carpenter Bees 14: Bees and Pesticides 15: Lucerne Seed 16: Almond 17: Apple 18: Asparagus Seed 19: Avocado 20: Bean (Lima) 21: Bean (Common, Green, Snap) 22: Beet Seed 23: Blackberry 24: Blueberry 25: Cabbage and Other Crucifer Seeds 26: Canola Seed ( Oilseed Rape) 27: Cantaloupe 28: Carrot Seed 29: Cherry (Sweet, Sour) 30: Clover Seed (Alsike) 31: Clover Seed (Crimson) 32: Clover Seed (Red) 33: Clover Seed (White, `Ladino') 34: Clover Seed (Sweet Clovers) 35: Cotton 36: Cranberry 37: Cucumber 38: Kiwifruit 39: Onion Seed 40: Peach and Nectarine 41: Pear 42: Pepper (Bell, Green, Sweet) 43: Plum and Prune 44: Raspberry 45: Soybean 46: Squash, Pumpkin and Gourd 47: Strawberry 48: Sunflower Seed 49: Tomato 50: Watermelon 51: Priorities in Technology Development, Research and Education 52: Appendices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780851994482
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780851994482
  • ISBN10: 0851994482

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