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Peace keeper to beekeeper

Posted by douglasfarm on January 15, 2010 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

American Honey Producers Assoc. National Convention:

"Around 600 people registered for the convention, and about 37 vendors. Seminars included “The Honey Revolution – Restoring the Health of Future Generations” with Dr. Ron Fessenden of Colorado and The Sierra Club’s “Working to Protect Pollinators” with Dr. Neil Carman of Texas, to name just a few."

 

"Three members of the National Guard’s Oklahoma Agricultural Development Team...

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Bees get ready to pack their hives for California

Posted by douglasfarm on January 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Beekeepers around the country are preparing to make their migration to California for February's almond pollination.

"By 2012, the ARS expects almond-bearing acreage in California to top 800,000, a sharp increase from the 680,000 acres of almonds farmed in 2004. The increase has helped drive up the price of honeybees from about $50 per hive in 2003 to as much as $170 per hive this year, the agency reports." -1

 

"California is the world's biggest producer and exporter o...

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