Please forgive me if this has been asked before, I used the search function and didn't find what I was looking for. On my farm, we routinely use cover crops to keep ground from laying fallow. Sometimes it offers fertilizer or green manure, other times it offers something profitable (hay). Last year, we planted Rape (canola) and turnips. This year, we were going to plant clover in some spots. I Opted for Crimson clover by my hive location. I know it's a bit more expensive, but from my research, the bees can utilize it better than regular red clover. I plan on planting clover right up to the hive in one location. This will provide approximately 1/2-1/3ac of crimson clover directly in front of my hive. My question is, how likely are MY bees to utilize this plot directly in front of them? There will be cover crops in other locations, but I will probably use cheaper options for them. From my studies, the bees will exit the hive, and fly up and out before looking for food.