Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blueberry Pollinator

I've been periodically watching this blueberry plant through the webcam, hoping to see pollinator visits.  I finally saw a bumblebee yesterday, May 9, at 9:20am.  (Note the date and time stamp at the top of the webcam photos). 
The bumblebee is a big queen, hanging upside down on the far left upper inflorescence. Click on the photo to see a larger version.  Her leg is visible on the flowers.
No sign of blue orchard bees on the blueberry flowers in the times that I've watched.  In fact, I was beginning to wonder if the flowers are going to be pollinated.

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