Honey Bee Colony Strength in the California Almond Pollination Market, Brittney Goodrich and Rachael Goodhue

April 25, 2016

Honey bee colony strength is an important factor in almond pollination decisions due to increased pollination efficiency of larger colonies. Growers use contract provisions to secure a minimum level of colony strength, thus making strength an influential component of the overall colony supply and demand which has not been considered in previous economic analyses.

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