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Melon - Pollination

Optimal fruit yields are achieved when flowers are properly pollinated. Melons require at least one hive per acre and each flower requires approximately 10-15 bee visits to ensure good fruit set and sizing. Be sure hives are distributed around the field and put hives out just before plants start flowering. Keep hives in place for 2-3 weeks and use pesticides with caution during flowering to minimize bee exposure.