WSU’s new tool for precise pollination could transform decisions for apple growers

To grow apples, we need bees. Apple growers depend on the humble honey bee to pollinate their crops, but there’s a delicate balance between hives, flowers and fruit. Bees fertilize apples by flying from flower to flower, feeding and distributing pollen. If bees don’t pollinate enough flowers, growers are left with a miniscule crop, but […]

A bee lands on a pink and white apple blossom in an orchard.