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Podilia 

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Time for the main flow. Sunflower is the king (or queen) among plants. It supports the industry. Unfortunately sunflower is the only one monoculture beneficial for bees.
The thin yellow line is the field near my apiary
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Another field near my home. Bees like it but their lifetime gets shorter after hard work on sunflower.
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madasafish 

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Podilia 

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What is the crop in the foreground please, in photo number 2?
That is soy. It has expanded for the last decade and now one of the major monocultures as livestock industry is in growth in China and some other countries. No use for bees though.
 
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