Cover Crops Just One Option for Bee Forage

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A honeybee from the People’s Garden Apiary visits the perennial Nepeta cataria (Common name: Catnip) in the herb garden of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters People’s Garden in Washington, D.C.
Many growers have concerns about adding cover crops for bee foraging, but the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants them to know there are other alternatives.

Cover Crops Just One Option

When it comes to adding forage for bees, growers don’t have to plant cover crops. NRCS Soil Conservationist Priscilla Baker says there are several different options for growers.