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Pollination is the single most important factor for determining a good yield – and now’s the time to ensure almond orchards remain a good and safe place for honey bees.
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New for 2017, Growing Good is an annual publication that is meant to show what sustainability means to the California Almond industry, highlighting our commitment to stewardship and journey of…
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The Almond Almanac is the Almond Board of California’s annual report and outlines industry statistics, programs and projects. Published on a crop-year basis (August 1 to July 31), the Almond Almanac…
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This guest column was prepared by Billy Synk, director of pollination programs for Project Apis m. (PAm) and manager of the ‘Seeds for Bees’ project. PAm is an organization at the interface of honey…
Sep 15, 2017 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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Research shows that honey bees properly nourished with a diverse diet are better able to fend off stressors, such as pests and parasites leading to stronger hives. Almond grower Nick Edsall believes…
Aug 16, 2017 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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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…
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The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a man accused of stealing thousands of hives worth nearly $1 million from California's almond orchards in one of the biggest such thefts on record. The…
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Christine Gemperle doesn’t like bare orchard floors in her almonds. “I’m a big proponent of having green stuff growing in my orchards,” she says. While appearance may be a factor, it’s not the only…
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Research published in Environmental Entomology says wildflower plantings near almond orchards does not cause fewer honey bees to visit the orchard. A team of researchers sought to explore whether…
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The Almond Board of California values peer-reviewed research that brings forth new information to help the almond industry better understand honey bees and how farmers can support their health,…
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