The Farmer Wants a Hive

A very interesting article appeared in The Conversation  May 23, 2018, titled “The farmer wants a hive? Inside the world of renting bees by Manu Saunders from the University of New England.  Currently the Australian beekeeping industry has around 600,000 managed hives worth around $100 million to Australia economy.  The beekeepers have an important role in crop pollination.  Currently the almond industry is one of the biggest rents of honeybee hives.  It is a growing market with hives being rented for $70-$100 according to Manu Saunders article.


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