On October 8th, the buckwheat cover crop that I had sown a few weeks before in the orchard was in full bloom (on the half we seeded first). It was shocking to come up to the orchard and so late in the season be surrounded by bee’s, attracted to the flowers. It is a moving experience to really hear the buzz of bee’s and know it is because of see you planted. You can see the orchard in the bottom of the picture above. The next morning, a strong frost killed all the buckwheat and no more bees were seen. No the buckwheat can become some bio-mass for next years plant growth.