At A-1 Honey, we offer our bees for Blueberry pollination.
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The pollen of the Blueberry is very sticky and rather heavy. Unlike corn or pine pollen it cannot be easily blown around by the wind.
Further the position and shape of the Blueberry flower parts prevent the pollen from falling onto a receptive stigma – even in self-fertile cultivars.
Therefore, in order for the Blueberry plant to set fruit the flowers must be pollinated by bees.
As a bee visits the Blueberry flower, pollen attaches to their bodies and gets carried with them as the bee moves from flower to flower.
When a bee delves for nectar inside the flower, it will brush against the stigma an unintentionally leave behind some of the pollen it is carrying.
Some bee species vibrate each flower with their flight muscles as they collect the pollen. This activity of buzzing ( also known as sonication) will shake the pollen from anthers so it is very easy to collect and also tends to increase pollination.
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