Jeff Jardine

February 19, 2014 7:01 PM

Jeff Jardine: Lots of almond trees, drought and bee shortage could mean trouble in Valley

The amount of producing almond trees in Stanislaus County has nearly doubled over the past dozen years. To bloom, those trees will need America’s cheapest and arguably hardest-working labor force: bees. But if bee supplies don’t increase accordingly, many growers could find themselves out of luck.

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