Re: $20 Billion Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses
Despite the losses this past winter a record almond crop appears to be in the works. Based on some of the prices I keep hearing it looks to me like after the almonds it becomes competitive among beekeepers to get other pollination contracts. Is anyone aware of any segment of agriculture in the US that requires bees and isn't able to get them? My guess is with declining forage for honey production that even more hives will be searching out the "bird in the hand" that pollination guarantees.
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