POLLEN... Researchers hope to provide a wider range of food sources for local bees, which could boost the value of canola crops.	PHOTO: Michael Edwards POLLEN... Researchers hope to provide a wider range of food sources for local bees, which could boost the value of canola crops. PHOTO: Michael Edwards

Canola growers wanted for bee research

SOUTHERN Yorke Penin­sula canola farmers are invited to participate in a research project investigating the role native plants play in supporting the pollination of canola.

Naturally Yorke Com­munity Action Planning group and research partners from Trees for Life and the University of Adelaide are leading the study.

University of Adelaide bee researcher Dr Katja Hogendoorn has found, in addition to feral and hived honey bees, at least eight species of native bees pollinate canola crops on YP.

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