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As orchards transition from delicate white blooms to vibrant green leaves, almond pollination season is coming to a close. Honey bees that began their year transferring pollen around the orchard and…
Mar 15, 2015 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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Some 1.7 million beehives moved into California’s 860,000 acres of almonds across the Central Valley this year to pollinate the state’s almond crop. The importance of bees to the success of…
Feb 25, 2015 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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The Almond Board of California is providing support for tech transfer teams that are helping to reduce overwintering colony losses by supplying beekeepers with front-line technical hive management…
Feb 20, 2015 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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The pollination partnership that defines almond bloom is a beautiful thing. Recently released “Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds” discusses grower, beekeeper and other…
Jan 29, 2015 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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Jimmy Gardiner says good communication is vital throughout his family’s vertical almond operation, but never more so than when it comes to honey bees and pollination. “As a family, we are dedicating…
Dec 18, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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A new Almond Board publication — Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds — emphasizes pesticide application practices and considerations leading up to and during bloom to promote…
Nov 18, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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The Almond Board has invested $1.6 million since 1995 on research related to honey bee health on subjects such as Varroa mite and other honey bee pest and disease issues, nutrition, the impact of…
Oct 17, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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As bloom season approaches, growers should remember to use caution when applying bloom-time sprays and consider their potential impact on bees. As more data is being developed on potential impacts…
Oct 09, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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Three new literature pieces developed by the Almond Board of California will be made available for the first time at the CAPCA conference Oct. 19–21 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The three…
Sep 30, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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The importance of pollinator health has reached the White House. Recognizing the threats to pollinator health and their potential impact on the national economy, President Obama has expanded…
Sep 11, 2014 // Almond Bloom and Bees