The Central Valley of California is where more than half the produce in America is grown. Every spring, more than 60 percent of the commercial bees in the country are put onto semitrucks and carted thousands of miles out here.
The hives are then placed at the edge of fields to help pollinate the flowering crops. It takes about two hives per acre. When bees move from flower to flower searching for nectar, pollen collects on their back legs. You can see the orange clumps on this guy.
As they travel, they spread that pollen around, fertilizing the plants. But, with bees in decline, as demand for them is rising, some see a business opportunity.
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