Blueberry Pollination 2012

We have moved several of our beehives this spring from their permanent home at our apiary in Troutdale to blueberry farm Berries To Bellies in Sherwood, Oregon. We are excited to be working with this interesting farm, a permaculture vision called Community by Design. The blueberries are transitioning to biodynamic growing methods. Our honeybees will pollinate this year’s blueberry crop, along with native pollinators that the farm is working to provide increased habitat for.

Relying on the honeybees for pollination has left Matt in close anticipation of bloom times and weather patterns this spring.

1st load of bees out to the blueberries, in the trailer

1st load of bees out to the blueberries, in the trailer

Second load of bees out to the farm

Second load of bees out to the farm

Frames of hungry honeybees

Frames of hungry honeybees

Bees and blueberries

Bees and blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries

Our honeybees will feast on blueberry nectar until June.

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One Response to Blueberry Pollination 2012

  1. Kathy Kerr says:

    Great pics! We’ll be sure to buy blueberries this year from Communities by Design!

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