Despite voluntary regulations that require California mandarin growers to register their grove locations and beekeepers their hive locations, nothing has changed in the controversy that pits beekeepers against growers of the seedless citrus.

At the heart of the matter is the potential to have seeds in the zipper-skinned fruit if bees carry pollen in from groves with seeded varieties.

Citrus can have a few seeds and still be called seedless.

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