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How dependent is commercial beekeeping on almonds?

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In a hypothetical scenario where suddenly almond pollination no longer existed, what would that mean for the commercial beekeeping industry? By how much would commercial beekeeping in the USA shrink?
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It's my understanding that 90% of hives in America go to California for almond pollination.

I don't know of any commercial beekeepers who only do almond pollination. Almond pollination is just one piece of the commercial beekeeping pie.

I believe good commercial beekeepers would be able to adapt to changing market conditions if almond pollination stopped. They'd still do the things they did before they started doing almond pollination.
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