Do Bees Pollinate Oak Trees?
I have many white, black, chestnut, and red oak trees my property. I restarted (after a 30 year lapse) beekeeping last year after the spring bloom (July 2, 2007). This spring I had 18 hives and I have noticed a large increase in holly berries, pears and other plants that I know bees pollinate.
However, I also have a huge increase in the acorn fall this year. They literally cover the ground. Do bees pollinate oak trees?
If they do, would it be accurate to say that beekeepers contribute to the food supply of all the wild animals, such as wild turkey, that eat acorns. If so, this another reason to keep bees.
From each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution. Charles Koch