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Blackbirds, honeybees get help on the farm
Almond Board |

Let me tell you ’bout the birds and the bees, and how farmers are helping both to thrive. The other effort involves the honeybees that pollinate almond orchards in late winter, making possible one of the Valley’s most lucrative crops. Many commercial beekeepers have seen large losses in bee numbers in recent years. Experts have suggested several causes, including diseases, pesticides and the stress of being trucked around the country. Bees also lack nourishment when their sources of pollen and nectar fall short.

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Almonds from California are a natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.