Article posted on January 7, 2020

Almond Orchards and Sustainable Beekeeping


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.

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