10 Dec 2020 · ICPPR

Study of managed bees and Kenyan strawberries

A recently published study about managed bees showcases their role as pollinators and vectors of biocontrol agents in strawberry plantations in Kenya. Kenyan researchers carried out a comparative study between strawberry plantations with managed bees and with the regular farmer practices. This study observed that the managed bees proved effective in increasing the quality, yield and vectoring the control against grey mold disease. 

This project was supported by IUBS through a project operated by Arthur Dobbs Institute under the Scientific Programme of   'Agroecosystems and Managed Pollinators'.

More information about the study is available here.

(Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay)

06 Aug 2018

Activity Report 2017

The report of all activities in the "AgroEcosystems Managed Pollinators" programme 2017 is online now.

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Pollination in Agriculture

Pollination in Agriculture: Insects (Bees) and Ecological Intensification. at: VIII Encuentro Colombiano sobre Abejas Sylvestres, Bogota, Colombia 28 – 29 November, 2016. Presented by P. Kevan.

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Pollination in Agriculture

Pollination in Agriculture: Insects & Ecological Intensification. Entomological Society of British Columbia, Penticton, BC. 16 – 18 March, 2016. Presented by P. Kevan