Seeds for Bees effort helps nurture pollinator habitat


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 9:02am

Farmers are planting cover crops to help honeybees and other pollinators vital to production of farm commodities, including the state's almond crop. Village News/Metro photo

Christine Souza

Special to the Village News

It's National Pollinator Week, but supporting pollinators remains an ongoing endeavor for many California farmers.

Farmers are helping pollinators by planting thousands of acres of forage cover crops to provide nutrition for honeybees and other pollinators that are essential for a variety of commodities, including the state's almost 3-billion-pound almond crop.

"I love paying it forward. Helping the bees is a big issue, so I thought, how can I do my part?" said Butte County almond farmer Darcy Jones. "They come to my orchard, I spend a lot of mon...

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