Bee-conomics and the Leap in Pollination Fees
Sumner, Daniel A. and Hayley Boriss
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.
pollinate, bees, commercial, crop, demand
Sumner, Daniel A. and Hayley Boriss. 2006. "Bee-conomics and the Leap in Pollination Fees." ARE Update 9(3): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.