Native bees can be more efficient pollinators than honeybees, but which management practices can you utilize to increase wild bee populations on your farm? This workshop presents new research on how field-scale diversity, including hedgerows and polyculture, can increase pollination and reduce fruit deformity. We’ll also explore where native bees nest in agricultural landscapes and how this can affect crop yields. We’ll suggest best practices for enhancing nesting.
Hillary Sardiñas and Amber Sciligo, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, U.C. Berkeley, CA.