Story: Kiwifruit

Beehives in an orchard

Beehives in an orchard

Bees are often used to pollinate kiwifruit flowers. In November and December, beekeepers bring their hives to kiwifruit orchards. They place them there at night, when the bees are asleep, and in the morning the bees begin visiting the flowers.

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Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, 'Kiwifruit - The production year', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17735/beehives-in-an-orchard (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by Hugh Campbell and Julia Haggerty, published 24 Nov 2008