This evening while working in my garden, I noticed that my black eyed peas had some heavy bee activity. The bees were working the stem right where the 3 pods attach. The bees would land, lick around for a few seconds, and then fly to the next pod cluster. I couldn't see any visible sap or anything on the stem, but the bees were getting something.
We got about 0.15 inch of rain yesterday. The bees were working goldenrod a little this afternoon. (I could faintly smell goldenrod ripening in late afternoon when I was within a few feet of the hives, and I could smell it from 30 feet away in the evening. I saw a few bees working a goldenrod patch near the beeyard, but it was just a bee here and a bee there.
I only have three 25 foot rows of black eyed peas, but there were bees everywhere.
Has anyone else noticed this on black eyed peas?