Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society
An attempt to evaluate the possible benefits from honey bees in pollination of four year old Minneola tangelos was made in the fruit block referred to in the previous paper by Lynch and Mustard. Seven hives of bees were placed at the northern edge of the planting, at the head of the center row of the thirteen rows of trees, These colonies, of moderate to good strength, were established in this location prior to bloom, and remained there thru-out the season. Counts of fruits on the trees after set was complete revealed an interesting trend in average number of fruits set per tree, but with very great variation from tree to tree.
Butcher, F. Gray, "Honey bees as pollinators of Minneola tangelos" (1955). Bu. Paper 43.
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