Greetings: It seems there is some other big event happening near Shelter Island during our November Convention, and lodging space is tight everywhere. If you plan to attend and have not yet booked lodging, please do so right away, it’s only going to get harder as time passes.
On 02/09/2016 a dairyman located on the 12500 block of west Kamm Avenue, in Fresno County, reported beehives left on his property. The dairyman stated it was brought to his attention by the beekeeper that he had hired to put bees out in his almond orchard.
The last couple months have been rough for beekeepers across the state. Hive theft has grown to unprecedented levels, in part because of the rapidly rising prices of almond pollination. Over 500 hives have been stolen from CSBA members alone. Theft has been just as widespread for beekeepers outside our organization with the total number of beehives stolen easily rising to over 1,000.