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> From: Donna Rodgers <Donna.Rodgers@...>
> Date: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM
> Subject: FW: Peter Raven sent you an article...Economist, April 27, 2013
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> Entomology****Bad beehaviour****The strange case of the bandit bumblebees***
I watched the carpenter bees on my blueberries this spring (they bloomed early, and I did not observe any blueberry bees until the following week, when redbud opened).
I had been concerned about pollination failure, because of the nectar robbing behavior of the carpenter bees. I was a little reassured as I watched them work, because these big bumbling bees did brush the stigma more often that I had expected. And I could see pollen on their bodies.
I was much more relieved, when I later realized that we have a fine fruit set.