Bee-conomics and the Leap in Pollination Fees

Sumner , Daniel A. and Hayley Boriss

from ARE Update Vol. 9, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2006

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Abstract

Commercial pollination services are mostly provided by honeybees through a long-standing and well-organized market. Recently, honeybee pests and other problems have reduced available supplies, while expansion of almond acreage has increased peak-season demand. The resulting leap in pollination fees follows from these market fundamentals.

Keywords

pollinate, bees, commercial, crop, demand

Citation

Sumner , Daniel A. and Hayley Boriss. "Bee-conomics and the Leap in Pollination Fees." ARE Update 9(3)(2006):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2006/9/3/bee-conomics-and-the-leap/