Vegetable Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Redding, Ca
Question by mahughes1
May 3, 2010
If I put bird netting over all my garden, will it keep the bees from polinating the plants?


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2010

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Bees can probably get through the bird netting, unless the holes in the netting are very small. However, they may bump into the material and fly away rather than visiting the flowers. You may want to place the bird netting up high so the bees have a straight shot at the flowers. You can still keep the birds out but invite the bees by driving 4-5' stakes in your garden and draping the netting over the stakes. This will leave plenty of room between the plants and the netting and the bees will have an easier time accessing the flowers. Hope this helps!

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