Blog Category: Bees

Can Native Bees Help Pollinate Almonds?

While honey bees have always been the star of the show for almond pollination, we know other pollinators play important roles in our food supply. So as we continue celebrating National Pollinator Week, we’re highlighting a native bee may… Read more

National Pollinator Week: Celebrating the Humble Honey Bee

National Pollinator Week is here! It is a time to celebrate pollinators, the diverse diets they support, and spread the word about how we can protect them. Without pollinators, like the honey bee, we wouldn’t have almonds. In fact, 35… Read more

Celebrating World Bee Day with Beekeeper Jamie Johnston

Sunday marks the first annual World Bee Day! The result of a recently adopted UN resolution, May 20 is set aside to “spread awareness of the significance of bees” and lands on the birthday of Anton Janša, a Slovenian teacher of apiculture… Read more

Enjoy Eating Almonds? Thank a Honey Bee!

During almond bloom each year, bees move from tree to tree and pollinate almond blossoms along the way. Every almond you eat exists because a honey bee pollinated an almond blossom. Watch how almonds depend on bees - and how bees depend… Read more

Honey Bee Guru Honored as One of the Most Influential Apiculturists in the Nation

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability.1 Internationally known honey bee guru… Read more

How the Almond Community Supports Bee Health in Orchards and Beyond

Through research insights and partnerships with universities, government agencies, nonprofits, and others, the California Almond community works diligently to ensure that honey bees are happy, healthy, and safe while they visit almond… Read more

Honey Bees Benefit from a Buffet of Flowering Plants

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability.1 It’s almond bloom season! The bees are… Read more

Almonds + Honey: A Sweet Pairing

Every almond you eat exists because a honey bee pollinated an almond blossom, but did you know the bees benefit, too? Almond orchards provide honey bees with their first natural food source each year, supporting a healthy start to their… Read more

Without Honey Bees There Would Be No Almonds

It’s that time of year again! Between February and March, almond tree buds burst into beautiful blooms, and honey bees come to California Almond orchards. Every almond you eat exists because a honey bee pollinated an almond blossom.… Read more

Central Valley Buzzing over Honey Bee Pavilion

Earlier this summer, the Almond Board of California’s Honey Bee Pavilion came to the Central Valley to present fun facts about honey bees and highlight the bee’s vital role in providing a diverse, stable and nutritious global food supply… Read more