Sustainable Pollination of Wild Blueberry and Cranberry

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $4,880.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: berries (blueberries), berries (cranberries)


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health
  • Crop Production: pollination, pollinator habitat, pollinator health

    Proposal summary:

    Sanford Kelley Jr. and Robert Hammond will attempt to promote population growth of wild, native pollinators by setting out additional nesting sites for them. Their goal is to develop an effective alternative to renting honey bee colonies, which are expensive and threatened by disease and parasites.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.