Farm Progress

Photos: Honey bees pollinate 2013 almond crop

Cary Blake 1

June 6, 2013

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The annual rite of California almond pollination had some almond growers on edge this spring as reports suggested there could be a shortage of honey bees to pollinate California's 800,000 acres of almond tree blossoms. Yet, great weather during bloom and extra bees brought into the state helped avert an almond pollination problem. 

About the Author(s)

Cary Blake 1

Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake traveled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in California and Arizona.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

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