Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

American Bee Journal

Publication Date

6-1-1996

First Page

432

Last Page

434

Abstract

This report will be the tenth year that the Honey Bee Laboratory at Oregon State University has reviewed the pollination economics of commercial beekeeping in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). This is the second year for which combined data are given for the states of Washington and Oregon. With each year's information, the strength and importance of our region's beekeeping industry is highlighted. All participants in a regional agricultural industry need to understand the vital role played by beekeeping in agricultural production. This is especially true today with the I increased costs and problems. caused by the presence of honey bee mite parasites and the slowly increasing geographical expansion of our honey bee's tropical "cousin" the Africanized honey bee.

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