Concerns in the Bee Industry

Taylor Hillman General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

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The bee industry is facing a number of concerns, which could affect California’s agriculture in several ways. Sabrina Hill has more.
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It’s bee season, and bees are now headed from Florida to California to pollinate our almonds. But, there are some pretty serious concerns about bees this season.
David Westervelt

David Westervelt is the Assistant Chief of Apiary for the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services. And though he’s in Florida, he also keeps a close eye on bees in California and around the nation. He says he’s watching reports on a specific bee from Africa, and if that bee were to come into the US, it could be a nightmare.

Westervelt had important information and a final thought for those who are afraid of bees. Click here for his comment.