Was wondering what people were hearing on the bees available for almond pollination.
Originally I thought with the additional acreage going in along with the ban on Aussie packages bees we would be short on bees in 2011. So far things have been about even. People who where looking for bees were able to get them. As of today the "additional" supply of bees in my circle of beekeepers has seen to dried up and has started to reverse to the point where no one knows anyone who has extras.
Has anyone else come to the same conclusion that the supply has run out?
Secondarily: Is there word out there of people looking for bees to fill in for the "dead" ones that were contracted for previously?