I see bees going straight from the hive into the raspberry patch when in bloom. It is 2 meters from the hive. When fruit trees are in bloom I also watch them rushing from the hive to the fruit trees couple of meters from the hive.I read somewhere that bees will ignore flowers within 50 yards of the hive.
Is this true? If it is, I'm wasting a lot of time planting bee-friendly herbs and flowers in the yard...