Cost of Pollination 2017

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Pollination prices are dependent upon the demand and supply of honey bees in a specific geographical region at a specific time. 

Every year USDA conducts surveys and releases information about the cost of pollination in USA. 
The USDA has separated the United States into seven regions which enables a more accurate calculation of pollination cost.

Region #1: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin.

Region #2: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.

Region #3: Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.

Region #4: Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

Region #5: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington.

Region #6 & #7: Arizona, California, Hawaii.

USDA reported pollination prices individually for the following crops; alfalfa, almonds, apples, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, clover, cranberries, cucumber, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, strawberries, sunflowers, and watermelons. The following crops were classified under “other;” apricots, avocados, boysenberries, buckwheat, caneberries, canola, grapes, honeydew melons, kiwifruit, plums, prunes, macadamia nuts, mangos, tomatoes, and turnips

All prices are averages.

Region #1 Pollination Cost 2017

CropCost Per AcreCost Per Hive
Apple$32.00$70.90
Cherry$25.80$56.60
Watermelon$28.10$77.70
Blueberry$126.00$77.30
Cranbarry$162.00$78.00
Cucumber$44.10$67.00
Pumpkin$40.20$76.20
Squash$29.70$67.80
All Other$42.50$86.20


Region #2 Pollination Cost 2017




CropPrice Per AcrePrice Per Hive
Apple$17.00$51.60
Peach$20.00$39.90
Cantaloupe$75.80$64.10
Watermelon$69.90$60.30
Blueberry$85.50$55.90
Cucumber$43.30$51.40
Pumpkin$56.60$66.60
Squash$47.60$47.30
All Other$38.50$56.80


Region #3 Pollination Cost 2017

Crop Price Per AcrePrice Per Hive
Cantaloupe$43.40$54.60
Watermelon$63.70$55.70
Blueberry$118.00$57.80
Cucumber$19.50$16.30
Pumpkin$61.00$52.10
Squash$21.80$28.60
All Other$31.40$41.20


Region #4 Pollination Cost 2017

CropPrice Per AcrePrice Per Hive
      Apple      $41.20$50.10
Cherry$25.70$30.80
All Other$41.70$49.70


Region #5 Pollination Cost 2017

CropPrice Per AcrePrice Per Hive
Apple$46.30$51.90
Cherry$80.60$52.60
Peach$49.70$46.00
Pear$61.90$55.70
Watermelon$74.70$50.00
Blueberry$105.00$45.10
Cranberry$133.00$75.30
Raspberry$42.90$33.40
Clover$44.80$39.60
All Other$98.90$46.70


Region #6 & #7 Pollination Cost 2017

CropPrice Per AcrePrice Per Hive
Almond$272.00$171.00
Apple$46.60$45.30
Cherry$147.00$71.30
Cantaloupe$55.60$44.60
Watermelon$57.90$38.60
Blueberry$188.00$106.00
Raspberry$72.00$44.00
Cucumber$47.50$40.10
Alfalfa$107.00$49.30
Sunflower$42.50$37.70
All Other$88.70$50.00



08/28/2018

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