The pollination of coffee (Coffea arabica) by honeybees

Authors

  • A. Raw Plant Protection Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Kingston, Jamaica
  • J.B. Free Plant Protection Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Kingston, Jamaica

Abstract

Caging coffee bushes with and without honeybee colonies demonstrated that, whereas the presence of pollinators had little effect on the initial set, it increased the yield of mature berries by approximately a half.

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Section

Research Papers