Growers stung by beekeepers' apathy

10/23/2009 02:34:17 PM
Tom Burfield

The long-term solution might be new mandarin varieties that are resistant to cross-pollination, Wollenman said.

University of California and private researchers have come up seedless mandarins that aren’t affected by the bees, he said.

“The bee issue, in some respects, will kind of go away with the new seedless varieties coming out,” he said.

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