CA Pollinators

Note: Most recently dated listings will be the most accurate; undated listings are very old. Please help by sending corrections.

     California's almond crop is annually the largest pollination management program in the world, with beekeepers from most US states supplying nearly a million beehives (close to half the beehives in America) for this event. There are also many other crops that require bee pollination.

    We don't have a very complete list of California pollinators, though more are added each year. Much of the pollination is brokered, so also check the broker list. Also, for almonds, check lists for other western states, as most of the commercial beekeepers are migratory to California. Here are some other sources that may help growers.


The webmaster does not make any recommendations as to the quality or reliability of the listees; listings are provided only as a public service. The webmaster assumes no liability for the use of the information provided, and encourages all who contract for pollination service to have valid contracts and use other good business practices.

Listings are not advertisements, and listings submitted with advertising language will be edited. Information is provided by listees or third parties, and corrections are welcome.  Anyone who wished to add, modify, or remove a listing should send an e-mail to Give business name, person in charge of pollination, e-mail or web site address, mailing address and phone, how many hives available, where you'll go and what crops you'll do.

Note that listings with newer dates are the most reliable; those with no dates are really old!  We are trying to contact all listees.

Blue Orchard Bees

Gerald Bodily, Provides pollination service with blue orchard bees from Feb. 15 to May 15. Selma, CA,  559-8962355    (Posted 2-1-04)


AAApiaries,  Pete Ganko,  P.O. Box 7021 Citrus Heights, CA 95621 916-674-2334, 2500 Hives, All of California, Pollination Services for All Crops.  (listed 12-10)

ABC Honeybee Pollination Services, Toni Staniewicz 707-208-5657  5100 Poplar Road, Vacaville, Ca  95687 (listed 6-2011)

Adee Honey Farms, Bakersfield CA, 661-303-5031 or Box 368 Bruce, SD 57220, 605-627-5621  Pollination service throughout entire US. (listed 12-21-09)

Allen's Honey & Pollination Co., 530 S. Imperial Ave., Brawley, CA  02227, 760-351-8998    (listed 12-09)

American Pollination and Bee Production, Andrey Khishchenko, 7841 Cottage Grove Way, Antelope, CA 95843, 916-844-4910, 400+ hives available for almonds prunes, blueberry, apples, onion, sanflower, melon, willing to travel   (listed 1-2009)

Andrei's Bees, McFarland, CA, 562-903-0054, 150 hives, almond, cherries, blueberries, etc. Up to 200 miles (listed 2-2012)

Aten's Apiaries, Daniel Aten, 15205 Road 28 1/2, Madera, CA 93638-2324, 209-673-7316   (updated 12-09)

BWB Honey Company, Brandon Buoye, 1298 Garnet Ave., Mentone, CA  92359, 909-583-7264, 6,000 hives available for pollination within California for cherries, almonds, alfalfa, watermelons, blueberries, onions and strawberries  (updated 6-2011)

Beekeeper Mike, Inc., Michael Pohl, 805-616-0187, 400 hives available for almonds. (listed 1-2012)

Beekman Apiaries, Bob Beekman, 5236 Geer Rd., Hughson, CA 95326-9700, 209-634-3564,  almonds, cherries, alfalfa (update 2-3-04)

Bees and Honey, Timofey Yermolov, Citrus Heights, CA,  916-1223, 850+ hives available for pollination       (listed 01-2-10)

Bee's World, Bill Chopovenko, 916-296-5011, Fax: 916-725-4233. Any crop, any time, CA and OR.  (listed 1-2012)

Bee Way Pollination, 6125 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blv., Sacramento, CA 95824, 916-421-6485   (listed 12-09)

Bees Brothers, Joe Roy and Steve Bolewine, PO Box 565, Copperopolis, CA  95228,  209-304-9968    (listed 12-22-09)

Bonnie Bee Pollination, 8593 Wilkins Rd., Niland, CA 92257, 760-359-0207  (listed 12-09)

Bordin Bees, Richard Bordin, 9241 Troxel Rd., Chico, CA 95298, 530-343-0017    (updated 2-2-04)

Bradshaw Apiaries, Howard E. Bradshaw, 13451 Ave. 328, Visalia, CA  93292, 209-734-5333  Almonds, avocados, alfalfa.  (updated 12-09)

Bob Brandi Honey & Farming, Bob Brandi, 1518 Paradise Lane, Los Banos, CA 93635, 209-826-0921, fax 209-826-8065. Migrates to North Dakota after pollination.           (updated 12-09)

BZ Bodies, Max Nikolaychuk, 2853 Whitmore Ave., Clovis, CA  93619    800 hives, will pollinate almonds, cherries, alfalfa, etc withing 150 miles of Fresno area.  (listed 5-10)

Gene Brandi Apiaries, Gene Brandi, 15346 South Johnson Rd., Los Banos, CA 93635, 209-826-2881   (updated 12-09)

Bubble Bee, Paul Kupyna,  916-412-6149     8233 Falcon View Dr  Antelope CA 95843. 300+ for all kinds of pollunation  in California  (listed 12-17-10)

Bunch Apiaries, Troy Bunch, 933 S. Johnson Rd., Turlock, CA  95380, 209-632-6501     (updated 12-09)

Burkett's Pollination, Inc., 5391 S. Englehard Ave., Reedley, CA 93654, 559-638-3455   (listed 12-09)

California Minnesota Honey Farms, Jeff Anderson, 721 Wells St., Eagle Bend, MN 56446 218-738-6712 or 7342 River Rd., Oakdale, CA 93561, 209-847-4731 (listed 12-21-09)

Campbell's Apiary,  Craig Campbell,  Galt,  209-624-5369,  50+ hives,  Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Stanislaus Counties, Almonds, Cherries, Apples, or anything else in the available areas   (listed 12-10)

CN Honey, Keith Jarrett, Jackson CA, 209-223-9616,   1000+ hives

Ron & Sue Erb, 25768 Ave. 220, Lindsay, CA  93247-9536, 559-562-4117 (updated 12-09)

Nataliya & Leonid Fayuk, 3735 Modlin Way,Sacramento,CA,95838. Phone 916-925-2238,cell 916-225-2806. 300 hive available for pollination, all California, all crops. (Listed 1-2012)

Fleming Apiaries, Cort Fleming, Sanger, CA,  559-681-4544,   20+ hives, All crops in Fresno, Madera, Kings or Tulare County  (Listed 1-2011)

Gold Country Honey Farms, Dave Pish, 18105 Golden Oaks Dr., Jamestown, CA 95327,  209-984-5126, Almonds, apples, cherries and alfalfa  (Listed 2-2012)

Golden Comb Pollination Service, Larry Starkey, PO Box 1283, Marina, CA 93933, Phone: (831) 760-6344,     Turlock Office: (209) 620-3442 -Tony,   Manteca Office: (209) 609-1283 -Larry,   1500+ strong hives still available for almond pollination. Call early and get the best prices.    -Bee Keepers    -Brokers     (listed 11-01-06)

Golden Honey and Pocellination Servis, San Diego, CA 619-315-3966 Anywhere in CA. (Listed 4-2012)

Greenspot Farm Honey Co., Kim Buoye, 10133 Ward Wy., Mentone, CA 92359, 909-794-7653, or 909-376-5172, 1000s of hives available for almonds  (updated 11-2010)

Green Valley ApiariesDavid Jefferson, 3704 Brigantine Circle, Westlake Village, CA 91361    310-422-7304    1,000 strong colonies available for almonds and avocados.  (listed 11-10)

Happy Honey Bees, Victor Cojan, 2401 Upham Ct., Carmichael, CA 95608. 916-290-3444 (listed 1-2012)

Wayne A. Harrison, 19930 Copa de Oro Ave, Los Banos, CA 93635 209-826-2995   (updated 12-09)

Heitkams Honeybees, Patrick Heitkam, 4700 1st. Ave. Orland, CA 95963, 530-865-9562    (revised 12-09)

Huron Pollination, Dan Kochergen, PO Box 1749, Huron, CA 93234,  Office: 559-438-1220, Cell:   559-960-8008  Providing pollination to almond, cherry, and melon growers in central California.     (listed 2-7-05)

Huston-Ferguson Apiaries, Leslie L. Ferguson, Jr., 8347 Avenue 280,  Visalia, CA 93277 559-651-2051    (updated 12-09)

Hvass Honey Co., Mark Hvass,  20615 Ave. 164, Porterville, Ca 93257,  559-784-0832, up to 2500 hives, up to 100 miles    (updated 12-17-09)

Jubilee HoneyBee Company, Larry Pender,  Camarillo, CA  93010  805-302-5430  
3,000 hives available for pollination of almonds, blueberries, raspberries, avocados and more.  (listed 1-11)

Marin Bee Company, Wendy Towner, Service in the Bay area; 300+ hives for all pollination, 408-531-5045  (Listed 4-2012)

RJA Pollinating, Richard Ashurst, 450 W. Main St, Brawley, CA 92227-2245, 760 344 3726 (listed 12-09)

R. L. Jones Pollination Service, John C. Jones, 29507 W. Tulare Ave. Shafter, CA 93263, 805-746-2447   (updated 12-09)

C. F. Koehnen & Sons, Inc., 3131 Highway 45, Glenn, CA  95943, 530-891-5216  (updated 12-17-09)

Alan Mikolich, 45084 Silver Rose St.., Temecula, CA  92592, 951-302-0165     (updated 12-09)

Miller's Honeybees, Bob Miller, 221 Sundance Lane, Watsonville, CA 95176-9726, 831-722-4977    (updated 12-09)

Mountain Avenue Bees, Inc., Ron Spears, 7178 Cascade Ave., Hesperia, CA 92345, 909-981-9794

Olivarez Honey Bees, Ray Olivarez, Jr., 6398 County Road 20, Orland, CA 95963, 530-865-0298      (listed 12-18-09)

Steve E. Park Apiaries, Inc., Steve E. Park, 11226 Deschutes Rd., Palo Cedro, CA  96073, 530-549-3500

Paradise Honey Farms, Gary and Susan Peterson, PO Box 240, Springville, CA 93265,  559-539-0205,  1000 hives central Calif area  (listed 12-26-09)

Pollination Contracting, 1044 Tioga Way, Manteca, CA 95337, 209-823-1386  (listed 12-09)

Riggs Pollination, Bakersfield, CA  93308, 661-204-2631,  Any crop in Bakersfield area  (listed 12-09)

RJA Pollinating Co., Richard Ashurst, PO Box 58, Westmorland, CA   92281, 619-344-3726   (listed 12-09)

Robertson Pollination, Jim Robertson, 14700 Hudson Ave., Dos Palos, CA   93620, 209-392-2441    (updated 12-09)

Royal Bees Company, David, PO Box 130026, Carlsbad, Ca 92013-0026,
760-809-0015, up to 600 hives for almonds in Bakersfield area.  (updated 1-11))

Sanchez Bees,  Victor M. Sanchez, Jr., 976 W. Baughman Rd., Brawley, CA 92227, 760-351-1960   Will travel to Bakersfield, CA, 1,100 hives available.   (updated 12-09)

Serrano's Beekeeping, Hectar Serrano,  Los Angeles, CA  323-218-3483. 500+ hives available for Arvin and Wasco areas   (Listed 1-11)

Two Old Goats Honey, Jeremy E. Jones, 559-312-7885, 2107 Keats Ave., Clovis, CA 93611, Ten hives and expanding, Fresno/Madera Counties, Amonds/Cherries/alfalfa and all others  (Listed 4-13)

Wayne Scott, 128 Gleason Ave.   707-552-5283  Vallejo, CA 94590    (updated 12-09)

Sonic Bee Pollination, Inc., 1801 Bell Ave., Ste. 10, Sacramento, CA 95838, 866-582-0710   (updated 12-09)

Strachan Apiaries, Inc., Valeri Severson, Don Strachan, 2522 Tierra Buena Rd., Yuba City, CA  95993-9654, 530-674-3881

T&R Beekeeping, Roman Sedykh, Pleasant Grove, CA  95668,   916-704-8609,  800+ hives available for 2011 pollinating season, any CA crop.  (Listed 1-11)

Tolbert Farms, Ray Tolbert, 6000 Marysville Rd., Browns Valley, Ca 95918, (530)749-1445,      150 colonies, As far south as Fresno and as far north as Oregon state. Seed alfalfa or any crops starting May or after.

Topaz Honey Farms, Al Harrison,  707-527-7242,  4500 Occidental Rd.,  Santa Rosa, CA 95401  40-60 hives available for 2011 contract for almonds in N. CA  (listed 12-10)

United Honeybees, Inc., Joe Romance, 19017 Clarisse St., Bakersfield, CA 93314, 661-549-0292  Spring in ME for blueberries   (listed 12-23-09)

Valley Heights Honey, Lon Lloyd, 27052 Hwy. 78, Ramona, CA 92065,  760-788-2452, Southern California, 200 hives available for almonds.  (Updated 12-09)

Viktor Pollination Service, Viktor Kalinovskiy, 6121 Starwood Ct., Citrus Heights, CA  95621   916-868-2195,  1000 hives available for 2011 almonds. No brokers. (listed 1-11)

Bert Walters, & Sons, Bert Walters, 4318 Idaho Rd., Turlock, CA   95380, 209-667-0580    (Updated 12-09)

West Coast PollinatorsBrad Baker, P.O. Box 878, Chowchilla, CA 93610,  559-665-2600 or 559-665-2622 fax. Almond pollination and brokering.  (listed 12-23-09)

Wildflower Meadows, Vista, CA 92084, 760-415-0355   Avocado pollination services in San Diego County, and almond pollination in Kern and Kings County. (updated 6-2011)

Wilmer Farms, Inc., Bruce Wilmer, 7602 Hillister Ave.,  #201 Goleta, CA 93117, Available anywhere in California or Minnisota (listed 2-2012)

Wootens Golden Queens, Glenda Wooten, 11189 Deschutes Rd., Palo Cedro, CA 96073, 530-549-3555    (Updated 12-09)

See Also: Oregon: Dancing Bee Acres, Queen Bee Honey Company
See Also: Texas:
Moore's Honey Farm,
See Also: Washington: Chester Ferguson
See also: North Dakota: Montana-Dakota Honey
See also: Idaho: Dave Kaneaster Apiary
See also: Iowa: Dan Stefflar Pollination
See Also:
MN: Custom Bee Services, Hoff's Honey Farm
See also: Colorado: Apis Hive Co
See also: Wisconsin: Capital Hill Farms

See also: Wyoming: Michael Jordan
See also:  Florida:  David Mendes
See also:  Montana: Beartooth Apiaries
See also:  MA:  Merrimack Valley Apiaries
See also:  NY:  Kutik's Honey Farm  
See also:  FL: Sergio Saladrigas
See also:  Florida:  Cantu Apiaries, Inc
See also:  Montana: Sunshine Apiaries
See also: Utah: J & J Honey

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