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Almond farmers are experimenting with trees that don’t need bees

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Mar 24, 2016

In an age when the bees are more scarce and humans may be doing more harm to them than good, California farmers are experimenting with a self-fertilizing almond tree which requires few or no bees at all. The tree may lessen the burden on the bees carted around to fertilize our crops, yet may create new burdens for the beekeepers. Independence almond trees carry quite an appeal to farmers. They are said to be very easy to harvest and grow a delicious nut for hungry consumers. But the...




 

 

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As bees and their pollination services become increasingly endangered, California farmers are experimenting with a self-fertilizing almond tree that requires few or no bees at all. The tree may lessen the burden on bees carted around to pollinate our crops, yet may create new burdens for beekeepers.


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