Bumble Bees As Crop Pollinators

Author's Name: K.S. SOWMYA, C.D. SRIKANTH & M. SUDHA
Subject Area: Life Sciences
Subject Agricultural
Section Research Paper


Bumble bees, buzz pollination, bombiculture, Tomato, cross pollinator


The bumble bees play important role in the production of seeds and fruits of cultivated as well as wild flora by way of pollinating the flowers. The pollination effectiveness of bumble bees makes them important pollinators of specific plant species. A very little attention was paid in India in respect of biology, nest architecture, nesting habitat, domestication of bumble bees and utilization of laboratory reared bumble bees in pollination of crops. This article discusses shortly about peculiarities of bumble bee in respect to pollination of crops.

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