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[nafex] Bee Habits
I have kept bees for over 20 years, and have learned this about
them: each bee only works one type of flower at a time. Your bee kept
returning to the dandelion because she had been assigned to dandelions.
That said, my bees have never been too gung-ho for strawberries.
What pollination takes place on strawberries seems to be done by
smaller, feral insects. They must not have much nectar or other
attraction for classic bees. Even so, I have never noticed that
strawberries fail to set due to lack of pollination, so they may be, to
some extent, self-fertile, or they benefit from some air pollination.
Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
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