Recent rains flooded an orchard at Bullseye Farms in Woodland, above, threatening bees brought in for pollinating the farm’s almond crop. Bullseye’s beekeeper later remedied the situation by adding more pallets to raise bees out of standing water. Wet, muddy conditions were a challenge as beekeepers tried to move bees into almond orchards, resulting in many stuck forklifts.
Photo/Nick Edsall, Bullseye Farms
Awaiting a downpour in an almond orchard near LaGrange, above, beekeeper Ryan Cosyns of Madera-based Cosyns Bee Co. added more pallets to raise beehives above any water that might collect in the orchard during storms.
Photo/Ryan Cosyns, Cosyns Bee Co.