Self-pollinating almond trees do away with bees

California farmers are turning to a new variety of self-pollinating almond tree, says NPR. With Independence almond trees, farmers don’t have to hire commercial beehives, which can cost about $180 per season, to pollinate their orchards. But what sounds good to farmers, has beekeepers divided. Some worry that their profits will start to fall, while others,… » Read More

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