Commercial Production of Osmia Lignaria in Minnesota

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2004: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
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  • Animals: bees


  • Crop Production: beekeeping

    Project objectives:

    The project proposes to rectify the lack of commercially available populations of this excellent native pollinator in Minnesota, by rearing these native bees for sale to local fruit, berry and vegetable growers, allowing them to have a low-maintenance, dependable, alternative to honeybees for pollination purposes.

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