Sunday, May 24, 2009

Product Claims to Improve Pollination by Bees

Natural Product to Help Honey Bees
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, 5/23/2009

A new product can enhance and improve the performance of bees as pollinators, it is claimed.

Pollinus, a blend of four attractant pheromones, has been launched by Agri-Nova Technology. It is sprayed on to target crops by growers at the start of flowering to attract honey bees and bumble bees into the crop and improve pollination…

"What Pollinus will do is to attract the bees that are active into the treated crop and so improve that return. It is particularly beneficial in cooler conditions by encouraging foraging…

Pollinus has been used in France, Spain and Italy and has been developed and made by Natural Plant Protection, of Pau, in France.

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