At my home pasture I put in a bunch of vetch this year under some of the trees and a little in the pasture. The bees used it for a few hours in the morning and sometimes in the evening. I thought this to be a great success so I planted a bunch of it at another pasture just five miles away but on different soil where I keep cows and a few hives. There is nothing for the bees there past about mid July. I now have acres of vetch that the bees won't touch and the only thing around that they can use is the bur clover that I've been trying to get rid of for years.:mad:
Irrigation doesn't seem to help and none of my other spots have anything to offer. I'm stuck feeding bees.