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I'm looking to plant some cover crops to help build some soils around my garden. I was curious as what yall would suggest for the bees? I was planning on Rye and and/or buckwheat. Approximately 1/2 acre in size is what I'm shooting for. I planted turnips and canola last fall, and I had them mowed and tilled before my bees arrived this spring.
 

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Buckwheat is a great soil building plant (if you dont have a lot of deer) . I planted about 1 acre and then used some as a late summer cover crop in our large garden (High fenced), Deer ate the 1 acre field before it reached 6", but garden grew great and produced a lot of flowers, My bees seemed to use it most in the morning and in large numbers.
 

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Buckwheat is great for bees, but if you plant it in your garden next spring when you plant your garden you will have a lot of new buckwheat to contend with
 
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