FARM: Bees a benefit to alfalfa growers – California News

FARM: Bees a benefit to alfalfa growers – California News

The Imperial County Farm Bureau gals often get random calls from people driving through the Valley asking about crops growing adjacent to the highways. And every summer we get at least one call asking what the big boxes scattered in the middle and around the fields are.

What our visitors are seeing are either honey bees or leaf cutter bees used by farmers to pollinate their crops. During the summer months in Imperial Valley, alfalfa is the only crop with active bees.

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