chase the bloom
 v. phr.— «For the most part, colony collapse disorder has been limited to large operations that truck their hives cross country to “chase the bloom,” as it’s known. That is, vast mobile operations that make most of their cash not from honey but rather from for-hire pollination services in areas where mono-cropping and suburbanization have wiped out wild bees and small-scale bee keeping.» —“Fork it Over: Ways of bee-ing” by Tom Philpott Grist (Seattle, Washington) May 2, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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