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Turns Out, Migratory Beekeepers Are Essential Workers of the Pandemic

The agricultural system we’ve built depends on them

Migratory beekeepers moving hives at night, as seen in the 2019 documentary ‘The Pollinators.’ Photos courtesy of Peter Nelson

Travis Schock is a migratory beekeeper: a honeybee farmer who travels the country with his hives. He and the bees get paid to pollinate, and already since February they’ve traveled thousands of miles across multiple…

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Elspeth Hay

Elspeth Hay

Elspeth Hay is an independent writer & public radio host focused on food & the environment. Read & listen: elspethhay.com & diaryofalocavore.com.

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