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Offline chickchoc

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$200 per hive rental for bees in CA
« on: February 17, 2013, 08:06:11 AM »
It looks like keeping bees in transportable hives may be on its way to a more lucrative enterprise.  Here's a story that highlights the dearth of honeybees for the almond crop in CA.  I should think this is not the only instance.  Here in Michigan there are tremendous numbers of apple and cherry orchards whose trees also require pollination by more than one variety to set fruit.  I wonder how much other growers are paying for renting beehives?

http://news.yahoo.com/fewer-bees-us-threat-worlds-almond-supply-190614961--finance.html