are currently taking reservations for 2015 spring pollination. Please
contact us with your location, required number of colonies, estimated
required delivery and removal dates, and a daytime/evening phone number,
and we'll provide you with a quote. If you are an organic farmer, no
cost permanent apiaries may be available for your area, call or e-mail us with
A Few Things to Consider About Pollination
- All apple varieties should be considered self-unfruitful;
therefore, cannot effectively pollinate themselves. Even such so-called
"self-fruitful" varieties as Golden Delicious, Rome, Wealthy, Baldwin
and Jonathan, etc, need another variety nearby to serve as a pollen
source (pollinizer) to set consistent crops. No apple variety is
sufficiently self-fruitful to be dependably productive when planted
- With sweet cherries, move bee colonies in a day or two before
the first blossoms open. The flowers have a short period of viability.
Sweet cherries must be pollinated quickly. If bees are one day late, the
crop can be reduced considerably.
- If dandelion bloom
is heavy, mow days before bees are placed. Heavy bloom is competition
for the apple bloom. Light dandelion bloom will just help feed the bees.
- With ample pollination, the grower may also be able to set his
blooms before frost can damage them, set his crop before insects attack,
and harvest ahead of inclement weather. Earliness of set is an often
overlooked but important phase in the crop economy.
Dancing Bee Apiaries, Beekeeping Supply
3384 Loyalist Rd