Bees Need Trees

When most gardeners or farmers thinkĀ about bee-friendly crops, bee-balm; borage; buckwheat, clover and alfalfa come to mind. Here in the gulf islands, we rely on road sides covered in Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) to feed our honey bees with enough nectar to produce a honey crop. In our agroforestry project, we've incorporated a subtle undertone… Continue reading Bees Need Trees