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Pollination Ecology
at the University of Idaho
1994-2000
Karen Strickler
PSES
Division of Entomology

Part 3

How many bees are optimal
to maximize profits?

8/1/00

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Table of Contents

An economic analysis of increasing bee densities:

1.  How many bees are optimal to maximize profits?  
2.  Pollination model assumptions  
3.  Graph: Tradeoff between seed yield and bee yield  
4.  Graph:  An economic analysis  
5.  Future modeling efforts:

Are there enough bees in your field?

6.  A simple field test to determine if you have enough bees
7.  Monitoring commercial seed fields: Summary  
8.  Flowers per raceme, week 1  
9.  Flowers per raceme, week 3  
10.  Flowers per raceme, week 5  
11.  Flowers per raceme, week 6  
12.  A hypothesis to test:  
13.  Conclusion (restating the rule of thumb)

14.  Implications for bee management 1  15.  Implications for bee management 2  16.  Implications for bee management 3

17.  Acknowledgements

Author: Karen Strickler

Email: pollination@pollinatorparadise.com

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Revised Aug. 6, 2000.
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