Will Bees Be Short this Spring for Almonds?

Will Bees Be Short this Spring for Almonds?

February 16, 2013

Honey Bees had a tough summer 2012 with droughts in the Mid-West. Colonies have also been hammered by Varroa Mites, which such the blood from bees, weakened their immune system and introduce other diseases to the bee. Already weakened by poor nutrition, many bees have died off.

Some growers are soliciting bees from the south. Beekeepers there are agreeing to help–chasing the carrot of higher rental prices pushing $180 per colony.

Related California Ag News Articles

BIG WATER RALLY SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 16! Thousands Needed To Participate In Big Water Rally on Jan. 16  
Solano County 4-H Clubs Win Big at Skills Day When Life Gives you Lemons, Make Lemon Curd! Showmanship winner Tyler Scott of the Wolfskill 4-H Club DIXON--Tyler Scott of the...
California Ag News UC To Help Ranchers UC to Help Ranchers Survive Winter 2013-14 The first agricultural operations to feel the impact of a drought are dryland ranchers, many of whom r...
MONTEREY FARM BUREAU WARNS CPUC ON WATER ISSUES Desalination Plant Could Jeopardize Groundwater Supply California American Water could threaten the ground water supply of the Salinas Valley where u...