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

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Bob Curtis Talks Commitment to Bee Health

Bob Curtis, director of agricultural affairs for the Almond Board of California (ABC), was on Food Navigator USA’s Soup-To-Nuts podcast with Elizabeth Crawford to discuss honey bee health and the precautions the California Almond community… Read more

Blooming Pastures Provide Appetizers and Dessert for Busy Honey Bees

Given that each almond you eat is the result of pollination by a honey bee, there’s no doubt of their importance to the California almond industry. With continuing concerns about honey bee health, almond farmers are doing more than ever to… Read more

Four Generations of Beekeeping: Hard Work, Pride, and Family

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 Jacy and Jamie Johnston’s great-… Read more

Pollinators and Farmer Win Big with Blooming Buffet for Bees

Did you know that without bees and other pollinators like them, almonds – along with many of our other favorite foods – simply wouldn't exist? It’s true. Lakhy Sran, partner and second-generation farmer at the Fresno County-based Sran… Read more

A Year in Review: The Almond Board of California

As we finish up the 2016 almond harvest, we are embarking on what we call a new “crop year” – meaning the time from harvest to harvest. The past crop year of Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016, saw more than 1.8 billion pounds of almonds, 3.7 billion… Read more

Bee-ing Good Partners for Honey Bee Health

Honey bees are essential to agriculture — helping produce approximately one in three bites of the food we eat.  They are also essential to the vitality of the almond community. Without the honey bees that pollinate our trees every spring,… Read more

Honey Bee Pavilion Debuts at Stanislaus County Fair

This harvest season Almond Board of California’s Honey Bee Pavilion made its debut at the Stanislaus County Fair, July 8-17.  With graphics and facts, the exhibit’s goal was to educate fairgoers on beekeepers’ yearly duties, the role of… Read more

Honey Bees Use 'Bee Pastures' Planted by Almond Farmers As Almond Pollination Winds Down

By the time petals fall from almond blossoms, the nectar and pollen that honey bees collect and spread from flower to flower to pollinate the crop are gone.  So as the almond bloom draws to a close, beekeepers arrive to remove their hives… Read more

A Partnership as Sweet as Honey

Click to EnlargeFrom Chico to Bakersfield, almond orchards are covered in white blossoms with bees carrying pollen from blossom to blossom.  Without honey bees hard work in the orchards this time of year, there simply wouldn’t be any… Read more