Mason Bees - Osmia rufa / O.cornuta

All-round Pollinator for Field & Greenhouse

A service of the Dr. Schubert Plant Breeding

Osmia rufa on Phacelia Copulation of Red Mason Bee Cocoons of Red Mason Bee Osmia rufa on Satureja hortensis Sambucus nigra as nesting material Sunflower Soil collector Borago officinalis Bee hotel Strawberryflowers Rapeseed

Links & Literature

Pollination in Orcharding by Wild Bees
Wild bees as an important option for completion of the pollinating community in orcharding....(in German)
Pollination Management in Fruit Growing
Survey of Insect Pollination in Orchards by Honey, Wild and Bumble Bees, by K. Reise in behalf of the Control Ring for Integrated Cultivation of Horticultural Crops in Brandenburg/Germany (in German)
Archive of German bee literature with papers, research projects and bibliographies
Information portal about bumble bees, wasps & hornets
Endangered species diversity - Insects at exclusive fotos

HAVENITH, C. (2000) Pollinating by wild bees - an option for orcharding. At the 20th Federal pipfruit workshop from 15th to 17th February in Oppenheim (in German)
O` TOOLE, C. (2000) The Red Mason Bee: Taking the Sting Out of Beekeeping. Osmia Publications, Banbury, softback, 34 pp
STEFFAN-DEWENTER, I. (2003) Seed set of male-sterile and male-fertile oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in relation to pollinator density. Apidologie 34, 227-235
TORCHIO, P. (1991) Bees as crop pollinators and the role of solitary species in changing environments. Acta Horticulturale 288. 6th Pollination Symposium 49-61
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