19 Jul 2023

Bumblebee keeping, a new book on how it works!

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 19 July 2023

Bumblebee keeping exploded in New Zealand, supported by the need for pollinators on commercial farms, mostly for tomato growing and now kiwifruit.

Forget everything you know about beekeeping when it comes to bumbles says Dr Nelson Pomeroy. He's the author of a new book called Bumblebee Keeper: A personal story of pollinator management.

Nelson is a scientist and teacher, with a long career in commercial bee keeping.

Foraging bumblebee

Foraging bumblebee Photo: Supplied