Fly, honey bee, fly

A honey bee forages about eight kilometres in any direction for pollen. A drone will fly 24 kilometres to seeking a queen bee. It’s a lot of work for the tiny, beneficial insect which bears most of the responsibility for crop pollination.

Colonies of bees are brought into pollinate most of the eastern Canadian blueberry crop. And, it has been shown that early pollination of apple trees by bees leads directly to bigger, better and larger crops.

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