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Vermont's Blueberries the product of native bees?

"Are We Handling The Bee Crisis All Wrong?"

July 24, 2019

by Rowan Jacobsen

Huffington Post


Article discusses research by Chris Nicholson and Taylor Ricketts on 15 blueberry farms across Vermont tracking bee diversity and fruit yield relative to several variables including adjacent habitat conditions.


"Many plants that are native to the Americas require "buzz pollination" at the right frequency to release pollen. It's like a secret code known only by their favored partners. Native bees know it. Honeybees don't."

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