planting buckwheat in a drought
I'm in Central IL and we're in a severe drought according the Drought Monitor. The guy that farms the ground my bees are on has 3 acres that he's not using this year. He told me he was just going to plant more pumpkins (already has 4 acres) until I convinced him to plant buckwheat for the bees. I offered to help cover the cost of the seed but I'm starting to think I may not get much, if any return on the investment with it being so dry. Anyone got some insight on nectar flow on buckwheat in dry conditions? There is no way to irrigate either.