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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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California almonds make life better by what we grow and how we grow. The Almond Board of California promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through leadership in strategic market development, innovative research, and accelerated adoption of industry best practices on behalf of the more than 6,800 almond farmers and processors in California, most 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.