I live in No. Idaho, today's high is 17 with a low of 12. Garden planting is not recommended til May 15.
I place several hives at a nut and berry farm that also has many other flowers for the bees to visit. The owner has two more acres he has tilled and wants to plant something but not add too much work to his already heavy load. So he says we should plant for the bees. I have been reading this forum off and on today and have visited a few websites like Project Apis and seed suppliers for pollinators. Looks like most of the common plants used for this purpose need to be planted in the fall. So, are there seeds that can be sown this spring that will produce forage material this year? Don't know a thing about farming, tilling, planting, etc. I did suggest we might plant cover crop/green manure that could benefit bees and soil when tilled under.
Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated.