'Bees spend at most two months in an almond orchard, and 10 months of the year somewhere else...'
By Elaine Watson
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The truth, as always, is more complicated, claims Dr Josette Lewis, ABC's director of agricultural affairs, who likes to preface any conversation on this topic with the observation that almond growers are pretty motivated when it comes to ensuring honey bees are healthy and happy, given that it costs them almost $400/acre (two hives at c.$200 apiece) to hire these furry little pollinators upon which the success of their crop entirely depends. Read more HERE