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During the course of ecological studies of certain native bees which pollinate the low-bush blueberry in Maine, it was noted that several species chose particular areas in which to construct their nests. It is the object of this bulletin to describe the characteristics of these chosen sites and to compare them to areas that are not conducive to nesting. This study was carried out in Deblois, Washington County, on areas known as "blueberry-barrens." The predominant soil in the area is Colton gravelly sandy loam.
Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
blueberries, solitary bees
Osgood, E.A. 1972. Soil characteristics of nesting sites of native bees associated with the low-bush blueberry in Maine. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 59.