Storms threaten to disrupt pollination

February 27, 2017

It wasn't long ago that commercial beekeepers had to purchase totes of water so honeybees had enough water to survive the California drought. Now, beekeepers are placing colonies on stacked pallets so hives sit above water in flooded almond orchards.

 

Just as the almond bloom begins across California, a series of storms threatens to complicate pollination for the state's almond crop.

 

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