Pg. 27-29 The Natural Occurrence of Insect Pollinators in a Litchi Orchard

The farm Carpe Diem, near Ofcolaco, South Africa, which is surrounded by indigenous vegetation, has a large complement of insects (38 species) that visit the litchi blossoms. Although most of these insects are ineffectual as pollinators, several species of indigenous bees, including the honey bee, and some flies apparently contribute significantly to pollination in the orchard. This was different from a similar study near Tzaneen in.which there was an abundance of honey bees and very few other insects at the litchi flowers.

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