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Bees and Pollination

Bees and Pollination

Ferdinand Lindheimer made an important observation when he noticed the lack of bees throughout Central Texas. Peach, plum, and other fruit trees blossomed abundantly but produced poor quality fruit. Without bees to transfer the pollen, there could be no edible fruit. Lindheimer then persuaded Wilhelm Bruckisch to bring Italian black bees to Texas for pollination of fruit trees in the Guadalupe River valley.

More Information

  • Goyne, Minetta A.: A Life Among the Texas Flora, TAMU Press, 1991

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