I'm talking with a local farmer about placing some hives near his crops this spring. We're discussing which crops to plant to reduce the likelihood of needing to spray. He's willing to plant soybeans instead of greenbeans ("snapbeans" he calls them) since the greenbeans will definitely need lots of insecticide spraying and the soybeans might not need any. He said that usually the soybeans, at most, might need a fungicidal spray with "Ronilan" or "Thompson M." for the possibility of Asian soybean rust.
Question: any recommendations for references/advice on the safe deployment of honey bees in this kind of situation?
David in Baltimore