Evaluating honey bee colonies for pollination : a guide for commercial growers and beekeepers Public Deposited

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Published January 2011. Reviewed January 2015. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog

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  • A guide for both commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, including information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies needed for pollination, basic honey bee biology in context of pollination, and pollination contracts.
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  • What is a colony? . 1 Worker bees . 2 Honey bee flight . 2 Colony size and efficiency . 2 How many to use? . 3 Colony-strength regulations . 3 Disease . 3 Amount of comb . 3 Amount of brood . 4 Number of bees. . 5 Food requirement . 5 A normal queen . 5 Grade B colonies . 6 Colony strength inspections. 6 Recommendations for renting bees . 6 Use a contract . 6 Oregon and Washington colony-strength regulations . 7 Oregon . 7 Washington . 8
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