I'm still very new to agriculture in general let alone beekeeping so I have a question for you which might seem very silly but so sorry in advance.
I notice that when pollinating commercially they have several colonies on pallets, usually four. I've seen pictures in fact of them stacked up 3-4 colonies high, particularly when being transported.
Could you please advise me of how many colonies there should be per acre? Or is it something that really depends on the type of crop/tree? If it does depend then perhaps you can tell me how many per acre for oranges and other flowers?
Also, is it okay to have the pallets stacked on top of each other while they're out for pollination?
Thanks again for your time.