Honey bees are important pollinators of South African blueberries despite their inability to sonicate

Published: 13-11-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5xx566dtvg.1
Keanu Martin,
Corneile Minnaar,
Marinus de Jager,
Bruce Anderson


This study consisted of three treatments namely pollinator exclusion, honey bee pollination and optimized hand pollination to see whether honey bees were an effective pollinator of the blueberry variety Ventura. Fruit set, fruit mass, fruit diameter, developmental period and adjusted fruit mass were all measured and compared among the three treatments.