Improving honey bee pollination efficiency in almonds
Gerald M. Loper, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Robbin W. Thorp, Department of Entomology, University of California
Richard Berdel, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
California Agriculture 39(11):19-20. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v039n11p19.
Gerald Loper is Supervisory Research Plant Physiologist, Crop Pollination Research Unit, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service, Tucson, Arizona 85719; Robbin W. Thorp is Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis; Richard Berdel is Agricultural Research Technician, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, USDA-ARS;
Experiments with colony distribution and forager efficiency turned up some potential improvements.