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Beekeepers build high-tech storage to improve hive survival
Almond Board |

Idahoan beekeepers have invested in purchasing facilities for bee storage during the state’s cold winters. Beekeeper Adam French, who plans to build a facility that can hold 15,000 hives in a temperature-controlled climate, said he could afford this investment because of the high rates almond farmers have been paying for pollination services.

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