Final Report for FNC98-212
Habitat enhancement can have a positive impact on honeybee populations and honey production.
Objective: To demonstrate that rotational cutting of the habitat will increase honeybee populations, create healthier bees and enhance quantity and quality of honey.
By rotational cutting, the coordinator hopes to provide a constant source of nectar for the entire season. Due to loss of lease on clover land, he changed plans and subsituted newly seeded alfalfa to conduct the project.
Results: The rotational cutting was not possible in 1999; therefore, the project was extended one year to gather data.