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Bee-conomics Revisited: A Decade of New Data Is Consistent with the Market Hypothesis

Hyunok Lee, Antoine Champetier, Daniel A. Sumner, and Jennifer Bond

from ARE Update Vol. 20, No. 5, May/June, 2017

In the past decade almond acreage has expanded, causing growth in demand for honey bee pollination. However, pollination fees have fallen, indicating an even larger shift-out in the supply of honey bee pollination services and a reduction of marginal costs of pollination.

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