Forage Resources

Click on the links below for more honey bee forage information:

Drought is Forcing Many Beekeepers and their Colonies out of California, Gene Brandi on KVPR public radio, Sep 1, 2015

Cover Crop Keeps Bees, Beekeepers Happy, Almond Board of California Newsletter, Jun 15, 2015

Food Stressed Larvae Make Poor Adults, Catch the Buzz, Apr 9, 2015

Ag at Large: Bees Respond Well to Blooming Grasses, Don Curlee, Mar 23, 2015

Honeybee Forage Program Helps Bees and Growers, Ann-Marie Jeffries, Mar 10, 2015

Almond Growers Plant Wildflowers to Help Bees, The Modesto Bee, John Holland, Feb 21, 2015

Ohio Pollinator Stewardship Council’s podcast on forage, Michele Colopy, February, 2015

“Natural Diet Helps Honey Bees Fend Off Pesticide Effects” Catch the Buzz, Nov 3, 2014

Honey Bee Nutrition Dr. Eric Mussen, UC Davis. 2014 

‘Planting Bee Forage Cover Crops in San Joaquin Valley‘ by Priscilla Baker, NRCS, Madera, CA, Western Farm Press, July 22, 2014

Weed Suppression & Nitrogen Fixation: Grower Benefits of Planting Balansa Clover – Capital Press, June 24, 2014

Cover Crops and Water Infiltration Benefits – NRCS Video (4:36 min.)

Pollinator Hedgerows – NRCS Video (4:32 min.)

Are you concerned about a blooming cover crop competing with your almond bloom?

Benefits of Planting a Bee Forage Cover Crop

Forage Resource Guide

Growers Guide for Planting Forage for Honey Bees

Brassica Covercrops for Honey Bees by Dr. Steve Peterson

PAm Wildflower Planting Report

Catch the Buzz – Research Reveals True Value of Cover Crops to Farmers and Environment 

Sustainable Cotton Project Hedgerow 

Sustainable Ag: A View from the Field 



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