Updated: Dec 22, 2021
As harvest season comes to an end, farmers everywhere are preparing for the 2021 pollination season. With pollination being such a crucial part of a farming operation, we thought it would be beneficial to sit down with the bee expert himself, Ethan Rasmussen of Rasmussen Farms, and gather some helpful tips for almond growers to consider when preparing for next year’s pollination!
1. COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR POLLINATION BROKER: To ensure you are prepared for the pollination of your crops, it is best to contact your pollination broker shortly after harvest. At this time, beekeepers across the country are extracting this year’s honey crop, as well as applying fall treatments of miticide and antibiotics. Early communication with your broker can ensure a smooth start to your 2021 pollination.