I am a freelance writer working on a story about the lengths gardeners go to for their plants. I'd like to interview someone who started raising bees because it would benefit the garden.
Please contact me if you're interested in talking.
Bingo! One of the main reasons I gave into my husbands whine for bees was that I have seen such a decline in wild bees and thought it would help my gardens. It DID help the garden, but the things the bees put me through last summer...You start to wonder just how much you like squash, beans and peas...
You can get an idea by checking out my posts on psyco bees starting back in June. Don't know a whole lot about bees, but I'm good at talking if you are intrested. jyl
yes but the blossom unfolds to expose the pistils and stamens. and that usually means they are at the peak for their pollen.
there are some roses that are more fertile than others. I think some of the fuller flowered roses have genetically turned some of their pistils into petals. some are not fertile because of their ploidy or other reasons, like they don't produce enough viable pollen.
but the bees do try.