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 not just the almonds that benefit. Just like almonds are a nutritious snack for humans, almond pollen is very nutritious for honey bees. Hives usually do well during almond pollination season and routinely leave stronger than they arrived.2
1 California Almond Sustainability Program definition: Sustainable almond farming utilizes production practices that are economically viable and are based upon scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment, neighbors and employees. The result is a plentiful, nutritious, safe food product.
2 Ramesh Sagili. Assistant Professor – Apiculture, Department of Horticulture. Oregon State University