How Bees make Hawaii’s economy?
Bees play a big role in Hawai'i’s economy. Environment and food supply rely on bees. Bees pollinate plants; fertilize seeds and produces fruits and vegetables. Without bees, fruits like watermelon would have not got cultivated. In 2009, State got revenue of about $1.4 million from Watermelons. Melons, mango, lychee, avocados, macadamia nuts, squash and cucumbers are other dependent crops.
Likewise Florida’s business depends on watermelons. Watermelon grower like any other farmer is always dependent on climatic conditions too. But Keys to produce a profitable watermelon crop is to harvest early. Early watermelon harvesters get good crop and they get success in the production. Watermelon producer at times can get relaxed as bees will be doing their most of the work.
The best review on the subject of watermelon pollination by honey bees is found in: Crop Pollination by Bees - Keith S. Delaplane and Daniel F. Mayer. Of primary importance to the watermelon grower are pages 275-277 which present an overview of the watermelon pollination requirements and practices.
Watermelons are insect pollinated. This fact is universally recognised from ages. Saturation pollination is an important if uniform melons are to be harvested. Bees do the pollination work. They can be called experts at pollination work.
So this is to our farmers ----Why to keep quiet? Make use of bees for watermelon production. Hire them from Bees farm. Let’s increase our Indian economy.