Beekeeping forum: A Bee Question

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Nov 29, 2014 5:24 PM CST
I have noticed a lot of activity from leaf-cutter bees this year and am wondering whether they are pollinators. I never see the bees themselves I just observe their work.
Porkpal
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 29, 2014 5:46 PM CST

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Wikipedia says they are the most efficient of all pollinators because they have to visit a plant (on average) ten times as frequently as other bees, to get the same amount of pollen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachilidae
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Nov 29, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Great! I have always liked them - now I like them even better.
Porkpal

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