We are told change is a constant. Change, constant change is certainly true in beekeeping and almond orchards.
In a review of Miller Honey Farms records from 2003, I see the price for western clover honey was $1.50/lb., and the average almond pollination fee was $45.00.
Dramatic changes have occurred to the North Dakota landscape since 2003; resulting in much smaller honey crops. An expansion of almond acreage drove demand for pollination services during the same time.
Beekeepers struggle with the new normal.