Does anyone have, or know of, an updated list of the commercially available bees (besides Apis mellifera) being managed for pollination in North America?
Off the top of my head I came up with: Megachile rotunda, Nomia melanderi, Osmia cornifrons, Osmia lignaria, Bombus impatiens (other Bombus sp.?).
Does anyone know of other species that I should add to this list? I'd also be interested in learning of species which are being managed for pollination experimentally but are not yet available commercially.
Thanks for any input that you may have,
Jason R. Graham
Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida
Bldg 970 Natural Area Drive
PO Box 110620 Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
Phone (352) 519-9592
Fax (352) 392-0190