Honey bee health is top of mind this time of year. Almond Board Director of Agricultural Affairs, Bob Curtis, tells us about two important topics: hive removal timing and honey bee forage.
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With trees in bloom and bees buzzing throughout the orchard, growers and all pollination stakeholders should be aware of practices and strategies that balance bee and crop health. In addition to the Almond Board’s Honey Bee Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommendations on pest control decisions and materials, the BMPs also lay out considerations for hive removal timing and steps to take if a pesticide-related bee incident is suspected.