Bee-Helpful Cover Crops

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey  8/2/13

Kathy Kellison is on a mission: to encourage winegrape growers to plant “Bee-Helpful Cover Crops.”

This would include mustards, clover and buckwheat, plants that honey bees love.

Kellison, the executive director of the Santa Rosa-based Partners for Sustainable Pollination, will speak Thursday, Aug. 8 at the 13th annual Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day, to be held at the Shone Farm at 7350 Steve Olson Lane,...

"One major factor in the decline of all bees is the lack of food plants," she says.


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