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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