Textbook Notes (368,566)
Canada (161,966)
ENVS 2210 (46)
Chapter 45-51

Bees - Biology and Management, Chapters 45-51

6 Pages
Unlock Document

Environmental Sciences
ENVS 2210
Ernesto Guzman

Apiculture Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 45POLLINATIONValue of pollination to agriculture is greater than the value of hive productsPollination transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of a flower first step in sexual reproduction of plants and eventually gives rise to seeds fruits next generation of plantsFertilization once pollination has occurred the pollen grain germinates and produces sperm cells which merge with the egg cells in the formation of an embryo seed of plantNectar is mainly a sugary liquid produced by nectarines at the base of flowers and is the main source of carbohydrates for honey bees and other pollinatorsNectar is cured by bumblebees honeybees and a few other bees to make honeySome plants are self compatible and can self pollinate while others are selfincompatible and require crosspollination All bees rely on flowers for pollen to feed their brood and nectar for their own nutritionEuropean honeybee Apis mellifera is the most important pollinator while bumblebees Bombus impatiensis most common in North AmericaPollination in orchardsoPollinizers tress that provide a source of pollen compatible for a specific crop oPollen inserts entrance of hive so bees leaving have to be covered in pollen Pollination of small fruitsoDepend on crosspollinationoHoneybees good at pollinating raspberries and strawberries
More Less

Related notes for ENVS 2210

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.