Moving Day: Dr. Michael Bauer of Waupaca, Wisconsin, ties down a load of bees for transit in 2021. Kent Pegorsch took this photo while helping Michael gather outyards for a load going to Florida and ultimately to California almonds.
This year for the first time, Kent’s bees went to winter storage in Idaho. From there, they were destined for California the first week in January — as was Kent, who as of press time planned to drive to California from the ABF conference in Jacksonville to prepare his bees for placement in almond orchards in February. He’ll also be using in-hive data monitors there for the first time.