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Rich V:
I was wondering about corn ,and soybeans

Rich V

Finman:

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Rich V
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All hay species,  as corn, are air pollinated. Bee may gather plenty pollen from air pollinators.

http://www.iia.msu.edu/absp/workbook/bio3f.pdf

Pollination in soya occurs before the flower opens, and remaining pollen is largely infertile by the time the flower opens and is visited by bees and other insects. The pollen has proved nontoxic to seven local pollinating species known to visit soya fields.

Lesli:

--- Quote ---All hay species, as corn, are air pollinated.
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Yep. I have corn fields around my house. The bees enjoy the pollen, and certainly use it, but the corn doesn't need the bees.

Horns Pure Honey:
we too are surrounded by corn fields, they shure seam to pack around all of the fields in the summer, there is an apiary 1/4 mile from my house

Finman:
conifers are airpollinators (or is it wind pollinators?). My bees like to collect Pinus mugo pollen in summer. They bring big light yellow balls to hive.  I have not found if they gather from scotsh pine or pruce.

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