California Almonds: Growing Good with Each Drop

Did you know that growing almonds is a good use of water? That’s right – new research published in the Journal of Ecological Indicators affirms that almonds rank among the most valuable foods grown in California in terms of the… Read more

ABC Invests in Washington State University Honey Bee Health Experiment

Happy World Bee Day! Without honey bees there would quite simply be no almonds so California’s almond farmers have a deep, vested interest in protecting their health. Because of their essential role in almond farming, moving pollen from… Read more

Beer, Plastic, Insect Feed: Almonds Find Unexpected Uses in Journey to Zero Waste

This post first appeared on Sustainable Brands on May 2, 2019. Almonds are a fantastic food — they’re packed with [6 grams of] protein, have good fat, are an excellent snack themselves and make great alternatives to milk and flour… Read more

Zero Waste: Putting Almond Coproducts to Optimal Use on Earth Day and Every Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle are particularly meaningful words on Earth Day, but for almond farmers they’re top of mind all year round. Did you know almond trees grow more than just the nutritious almonds we eat? Our favorite nut grows in a… Read more

Central Valley Reacts to Almond Orchard 2025 Goals

Recently, the Almond Board of California announced the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals, which focus on the almond community’s dedication to growing good in our orchards and beyond. With targets across zero waste, water efficiency, pest… Read more

The Almond Board Welcomes Josette Lewis

 The Almond Board of California (ABC) welcomes Josette Lewis, PhD, as the new director of Agricultural Affairs. In this position, Josette will focus on the development, funding, and strategy of ABC’s research program, exploring next-… Read more

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