When in the fields monitoring soybeans, we often see an array of bee species visiting soybean flowers. These bees can enhance yield even though soybeans are self-pollinating; but do we know what species are foraging Ohio soybean fields? And how far into soybean fields are bees foraging? To answer these questions, a survey was conducted during 2016 in eight Ohio soybean fields across the state.
The results from the survey are posted and found that Ohio soybean provides a valuable habitat that supports pollinators in the ecosystem. This information highlights the extensive diversity of pollinator species foraging Ohio soybean. To see a full report of the bee bowl survey, click here: Ohio Soybean Pollinator Survey Update