APIS BLOOM and BeeDAR – going to the new level in Bee pollination technology

APIS BLOOM is considered to be a very cost effective bee pollination enhancer in crops like raspberries. However, in large scale horticultural crops like Almonds, a greater level of scrutiny is needed when it comes to whether APIS BLOOM is doing its job in the field. It has always been difficult to determine how bees are moving through a crop and if they are going to all the trees evenly throughout the field. OCP have teamed up with BeeInnovative and their Bee radar technology to track bee movement and time spent in Almond trees in real time. We are hoping that the results from this work will provide value insights as to how APIS BLOOM can help Almond producers cost effectively use bees to pollinate their crops.