Pollinators are critical for almond production each spring, and the honeybee is the most important pollinator partner for almond growers. At Blue Diamond we want to protect and nourish honeybees so we promote healthy bees as well as a healthy crop of almonds.
Our growers are strongly encouraged to develop long-term relationships with beekeepers to mutually ensure honeybee health
and adopt the Honeybee Best Management Practices developed by the Almond Board of California. In addition,
we have formal partnerships with leading honeybee health organizations such as Project Apis m. and the Pollinator
Partnership. Many of our growers take part in programs such as Seeds for Bees and Water for Bees, and we
are incentivizing growers to become Bee Friendly Farming Certified. These programs provide pollinator-friendly
flora in and around the orchards and clean water hydration stations to provide
the resources honeybees need
to flourish before and after the almond bloom.
Blue Diamond's growers have contributed significant funding to more than 120 research projects through the
Almond Board of California. These projects span all major factors impacting honeybees: varroa mites, pests &
diseases, genetic diversity, pesticide exposure, and forage and nutrition.
Select an icon to learn more about our field-specific practices and sustainability-focused projects.
For The Future. For The Better. For The Love of Almonds.