AskIFAS Powered by EDIS

about page banner

Bees for Pollination

The western honey bee is conceivably the most important pollinator in Florida and American agricultural landscapes... Other managed bees species, such as the bumble bee, provide field and greenhouse crop pollination services. Additionally, there are more than 315 species of wild/unmanaged bees in Florida that play a role in the pollination of agricultural crops and natural and managed landscapes. These include mining bees, mason bees, sweat bees, leafcutter bees, feral honey bees, and carpenter bees. -- Minimizing Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides (2014)

Related Units