Some almond trees don’t need no stinkin’ bees!

About 80% of the country’s commercial bees (and their beekeepers) visit California during the months of February and March. Typically, during this time, the bees are busy buzzing around and pollinating the state’s almond trees. However, a relatively new variety of almond called Independence could change the need for bees and the beekeeper business as […]

Almond farmers grow salty over drought conditions

As the drought in California drags on, it’s the almond industry that has come under scrutiny as of late as the popular nut have been cited as one of the state’s most water-guzzling crops. With much of the state’s surface water cut off, farmers have turned to groundwater resources as a last-ditch effort for survival. […]