I'd like to get a thread started that outlines the recommended hive strength / density and best practices for pollinating different types of crops, and hopefully it can be stickied to the top of this section as a reference source. I'm sure there will be some differing opinions and that's fine. I hope this thread can get into some of the lesser discussed crops such as rapeseed/canola or curbits, etc. in addition to the much more discussed crops such as Almonds. My hope is that this thread can be used by both growers and beeks to ensure that growers get the best set for their crop and remain happy with the pollination services that we beekeepers provide.