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Pollinator Partnership's Bee Friendly Farming to Work with the Almond Board of California Sustainability Program

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Almond Board of California. In this new partnership, we are working with the Almond Board of California Sustainability Program’s bee health module to integrate our Bee Friendly Farming program. Through this partnership, we will join forces to recognize farmers whose best management practices protect and promote pollinators, and increase the number of farmers who take these steps for pollinator protection.
Our Bee Friendly Farming program engages farmers in promotion of pollinator health on their lands. Farmers who meet six specific criteria are then certified “bee friendly”.
  1. Offer forage providing good nutrition for bees on 3-6% of land.
  2. Plant continuous bloom of different flowering plants throughout the growing season, especially in early spring and late autumn in temperate regions.
  3. Offer clean water for bees.
  4. Provide a variety of habitat for nesting through features such as hedgerows, natural brush, or bufferstrips.
  5. Practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM); reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals.
  6. Pay the annual $45 certification fee.
We look forward to continuing our work with the Almond Board of California to promote pollinator health and well-being, and working together to build almond-specific criteria to ensure we are inclusive to all farming communities.
 
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