Very good point I havent seen that many bee's around my area the last 4 years its crazy...Jogeephus":2puvcky1 said:If they bloom profusely but don't set fruit then it sounds more like a pollination problem. If blooms are sporadic, it could be the root stock like HS says. Its been a long time since I worked with grafts but if I recall correctly you have several types. Xtra dwarf, dwarf, semi-dwarf and standard. The more dwarf the tree the earlier it will bear. Standards will sometimes take over 5-8 years to bear. Most fruit trees you buy are going to be either standard or semi-dwarf.
Your problem could be corrected as simply planting a pollinator next to the trees or just with time but I'd lean toward the pollinator.
If the pollinator thought sounds reasonable in your situation, here is a suggestion. When the tree begins to bloom, go to a nursery and find another tree (not same variety) which would serve as a pollinator that is showing some blooms at the same time and get it as a pollinator.
Yeah, that and they're never what they say they are.Fred":2edreg12 said:One thing to note is often big stores have varieties that aren't recommended for you area. Make sure the fruit tree is a variety that will work in your part of the country.