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Archive for August, 2019

Almonds Begin Because of Bees

Almonds’ sustainability story doesn’t end with water. For these nuts to grow, bees must pollinate each blossom. Almond orchards are the first natural food source of the year for many bees after winter hibernation. Bees store this food to start their pollination season. According to the Almond Board of California, almond pollen is nutritious, providing all 10 of the essential amino acids bees need. In total, California’s almond industry requires roughly 2 million hives — it’s the world’s largest managed pollination event. Almost all the bees are brought to the state from across the country. More than 70% of all commercial honey bee colonies in the United States are used to pollinate almond orchards. And in case you don’t know,…

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