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An Early Bloomer

A solo almond blossom blooming Jan. 5, 2014 in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard of late bloomers. How about early bloomers? A trip to the Benica (Calif.) State Recreational Park on Sunday yielded quite a surprise: a solo blossom on a bare almond tree.  Almonds don't usually start blooming until around...

A solo almond blossom blooming Jan. 5, 2014 in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A solo almond blossom blooming Jan. 5, 2014 in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A solo almond blossom blooming Jan. 5, 2014 in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It will be a few weeks until we see scenes like this. This photo was taken Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It will be a few weeks until we see scenes like this. This photo was taken Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It will be a few weeks until we see scenes like this. This photo was taken Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Tags: Ag Alert (2), almond blossoms (6), almonds (21), Christine Souza (3), Eric Mussen (245), honey bees (343)

It's Almost Almond-Pollinaton Time

Honey Bee on Almond

Hear the buzz in the California almond orchards? It's almost pollination time. The season usually begins around Feb. 1. This year California has some 750,000 acres of almonds, and each acre requires two bee colonies to pollinate. That's 1.2 million...

Honey Bee on Almond
Honey Bee on Almond

THIS WILL be the scene next month in California when honey bees begin pollinating the almond blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Challenging Year for Almond Growers, Beekeepers

Honey bee and almond blossom

UC Davis Cooperative Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty for 32 years, says this looks like a challenging  year for almond growers. There's this water problem. Think...

Honey bee and almond blossom
Honey bee and almond blossom

A HONEY BEE targets almond blossoms, a sign that spring can't be far behind. However, 2009 will be a challenging year for both almond growers and beekeepers, according to UC Davis apiculturist Eric Mussen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM
 
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