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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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“Bee populations are thriving. There is no threat of them disappearing anytime soon,” said Salida beekeeper Jamie Johnston.  She is known locally for providing honey and other bee products at…
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Last week, a few journalists, a farmer, an entomologist and an ice cream man drove two hours southeast from Oakland to Chowchilla, California. It’s an in-between place most people never will visit —…
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As almond growers are getting ready for pollination, Director of Agricultural Affairs for the Almond Board of California, Bob Curtis, says at the field level, best management practices are critical.…
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The mustard is in bloom and the clover is taking root between rows of almonds at Favagrossa Farms. The influx of millions of hives of bees from across the nation is just gearing up. But the locals,…
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 By Bob Curtis - - The overall objective of honey bee best management practices is to ensure that almonds continue as a good and safe place for bees. When the majority of petals in an almond…
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Almond trees need cross-pollination, and honey bees help move pollen from tree to tree, setting the crop. Bee hives consistently leave almond orchards stronger than when they came in because almond…
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The Bee Informed program is a growing partnership that several institutions started five years ago. “The basic idea behind the Bee Informed partnership is that we want to collect bee health data from…