When it comes to pollination, bees are the best way to make sure your plants are properly pollinated. In order to be sure the plants will grow fruit and stay healthy, make sure a sufficient number of bees are used and access to the orchard or plot where the plants are located is granted.
Bees are particularly important to fruits like blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, currants and apples. In fact, blueberry growers are the biggest customers of beekeepers in certain areas.
However, bees are also important to the pollination of other plants, including those growing pumpkins, squash and zucchini. The bees are allowed to spend the entire bloom cycle in the area where the plants are growing, a period of roughly four weeks. During that time, the bees collect nectar and carry pollen, creating a beneficial relationship for the bees and the plants alike.
Pollination is a step in the process that cannot be ignored. It needs to be handled carefully and involve healthy bees that can handle the work as it needs to be handled.