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.

Continue reading story on Bee Culture…