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Ubees’ move to become top pollination services provider boosted

With growth capital secured, the company is focusing on becoming a leading pollination services provider by expanding into new crops and territories and using IoT tech for the best data. more »

OSU grant studying nutritional value of flowering plants to improve bee health

Seventy-five percent of the nation's bees travel to California for almond bloom, so knowing the nutritional value of various pollens is important to the crops that depend on them. more »

Almond Board briefs congressional caucus about pollinator coalition

As one of four speaker and the only representative from agriculture, Almond Board's Josette Lewis detailed why the California Pollination Coalition's collaborative conservation is a strong example of environmental alliances. more »

Honeybees survive longer with four compounds found in flowers

Improving the abundance and diversity of bee gut bacteria, these nutritional compounds found in flowers give bees a longer lifespan. more »

Amygdalin in almond nectar cuts viruses, gut parasites in honeybees

Healthy bees mean better pollination and better crops, and a natural chemical compound in almond nectar and pollen reduces the level of disease in bees, while increasing beneficial gut bacteria. more »

Potential shown for bee-impersonating flies to help pollination

Bees are still the most common pollinators, but a large number of other pollinators include the bee-mimicking syrphid flies, other insects and spiders. more »

Major nut-based snack manufacturer commits to sourcing 100% bee-friendly almonds

In its commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing, Flagstone Foods is partnering with almond growers who follow bee-friendly farming practices. more »

Diverse group of organizations come together to protect California’s pollinators

New California Pollinator Coalition pledges to increase pollinator habitat on working lands. more »
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Cover crops emphasize bee health for almond bloom

Pollination in almond orchards has become an incredible market, joining the ranks of irrigation and harvest at 15-20% of a field’s annual costs, while marking what the Almond Board of California calls the largest pollination event in the world. more »

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