Blog Category: Bees

Buzzing & Blooming: The Sights & Sounds of #AlmondBloom 2019

Throughout this year’s almond bloom, almond farmers and orchard visitors have been posting on social media to give you a behind the scenes look of one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Central Valley. Take a look…  … Read more

Honey Bees Pollinate Almonds…And a Whole Lot More!

Honey bees are essential to the global food supply. Did you know that 35 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators to some degree? As almond bloom wraps up over the next few weeks, honey bees that came to California to… Read more

Life of a Beekeeper: Almond Bloom and Beyond

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 Robbie Bell of Fort Meade, Florida, has… Read more

What’s the Buzz on Bee Pastures?

Honey bees work hard during the almond bloom season to ensure the growth of our favorite nut, but it’s not a one-sided relationship! Bees benefit from abundant single sources of high-quality pollen, like the pollen from almond blossoms.… Read more

“Get Ready for Nirvana.” It’s Bloom Season

The following are excerpts pulled from a Manteca Bulletin article published on February 12 entitled “Who needs Chanel No. 5 when you have almond blossoms to caress your senses?” by Dennis Wyatt that can be viewed here. “But then as the… Read more

Almond Community Updates Best Practices Guide for Honey Bee Health

The California almond community is continuously improving our sustainability practices across many focus areas. One of our top priorities is honey bee health, which is why this year – right in time for almond bloom and pollination season… Read more

Bees and Almonds: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

It’s the most beautiful time of year in California’s almond orchards! Almond tree buds are bursting into light pink and white blooms, and honey bees are foraging for pollen and nectar in the orchards. As the bees move from tree to tree,… Read more

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 that… 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