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…
The #AlmondBloom has begun! DYK almond orchards provide honey bees with their first natural source of food each spring? Just like almonds are a nutritious snack for us, almond pollen is very nutritious for honey bees! pic.twitter.com/LNFxNw87MB— Daren R. Williams (@REAL_BEEFMAN) February 20, 2019
Bloom progression is accelerating in the central and southern regions while cooler weather in Sacramento Valley has kept progression slower in that region... https://t.co/9coP1dtIy6 #wearebluediamond #almondbloom #almonds #bees #honeybees pic.twitter.com/U6CHh0p8tA— Ben Goudie (@BenGoudie) February 23, 2019
Much of this week has been spent travelling, but it has been to life-changing experiences that will stick with me forever. I’ve learned so much, and cannot wait to continue finding out more about the world of waste, farming, and of course almonds! @almondboard #AlmondBloom pic.twitter.com/qXTbg7DReI— Daniel Falconer (@DanielJFalconer) March 2, 2019
Last week, we travelled to California with the @almondboard to experience the #AlmondBloom season! One of the farmers we met, Christine Gemperle who provides to @BlueDiamond, here speaks about being a woman in a male-dominated industry https://t.co/vENbTWcLiK— Female First (@FemaleFirst_UK) March 4, 2019
Day 8 of 10. Farmers are nuts about the environment and the communities they live in. But that’s not the hull story. They strive to protect everything from the ground up, even as they have branched out into orchard production. @jkyleq you are nominated next to show us your view of CA ag. #colUSAcounty #almonds #californiaalmonds #almondbloom #petalfall #californiaagriculture
Now that the blossoms are dropping and the bees are moving on to the next pollinated crops, the trees will do their thing and grow our favorite nut! Stay tuned for this next step of the almond lifecycle.