M & D Honey INC owns and manages approximately 1,200 bee hives throughout the year. We also Broker or Lease additional Honey Bees from other beekeepers to help service our Almond Growers.
After Almond Pollination, we "split" some of our existing hives to make new hives. This process allows us to refill all of our hives that did not survive the winter. The fact that all beekeepers conduct this "spitting of the hives" process is the only way to rebuild bee hive populations. We purchase and use Italian Queens from reputable beekeepers to complete this process.