My bees are actively working a 15 acre of Hairy Vetch, both morning and afternoon. There is a possibility that other nectar flows are limited in the area due to the past Fall and this Spring drought we are experiencing.
Hairy vetch is one of the best things you can do for the soil as well. It is a great green manure crop. Cut it short in the summertime and it should largely burn out. It will freely reseed, and I love it.
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