Project Apis m. is working to build a sustainable, healthy honey bee supply for pollination services in California while improving crop production. This can be accomplished with cover crops planted in or around orchards. Would you like to help us provide nutrition for bees? Are you interested in cultivating cover crops that benefit bees and soil health? PAm will provide the seed for you to plant for FREE. We provide seed mixes that have a low-moisture requirement appropriate for almond orchards across California’s varying climates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you meet the following criteria:
PAm has developed seed mixes to provide floral diversity prior to and following almond bloom in California for the nearly 1.8 million colonies that come to pollinate the 2017 almond crop. Just like humans, honey bees are better able to deal with stressors if properly nourished, better able to fend off pests and parasites and cope with pesticides and transportation stress. Healthier bees mean stronger hives and better pollination. Working with industry experts, PAm has established acreage, seed mixes, suppliers, and planting regimes for use in California’s almond growing areas.