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

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… Read more