Apple Pollination ?
I have a number of apples on semi-dwarf root stock. Last year they set fruit well but squirrels carried off many of the fruits.
This year, I covered the trees in bird netting before the tree flowered or leafed out. I'm noticing that many fewer flowers set fruit this year. Is it possible that the bird netting prevented bees from pollinating or is this more likely just a seasonal difference? Thanks in advance.