Hives for hire: California’s almond crop — the state’s most valuable farm export — owes its vitality to 48 billion buzzing helpers: rented honeybees from across the U.S.
Photo: A honeybee pollinates a flowering almond tree at Paramount Farming in Lost Hills. Credit:  Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Hives for hire: California’s almond crop — the state’s most valuable farm export — owes its vitality to 48 billion buzzing helpers: rented honeybees from across the U.S.

Photo: A honeybee pollinates a flowering almond tree at Paramount Farming in Lost Hills. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

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    I love almonds (especially the dry roasted ones) Thankfully California is renting honeybees to keep the crop going.
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    THIS IS AN ALMOND TREE BLOSSOM?! I love almonds. :D :D :D :D
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    and apple orchards!!!
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    Bees are so valuable to the human race for many consumables.
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