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Strong honeybee colonies prove value in almond pollination


Bob Sheesley
Bernard Poduska

Authors Affiliations

Bob Sheesley is Farm Advisor, State Department of Agriculture, Fresno County; Bernard Poduska is Senior Apiary Inspector, State Department of Agriculture, Fresno County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 24(8):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n08p5. August 1970.

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The combined almond pollen collection results for colonies with different strengths used in 1970 are listed in table 1. Results are expressed as average grams of almond pollen collected per colony during the seven-day and ten-day collection periods and as a percentage of pollen collected by four-frame colonies. (A minimum standard colony of honeybees for almond pollination was defined in 1968 by the California Beekeepers Association as having an actively laying queen and four frames completely covered with bees at the beginning of almond bloom.)

Sheesley B, Poduska B. 1970. Strong honeybee colonies prove value in almond pollination. Hilgardia 24(8):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n08p5
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