Mike Silveira of B&S Orchards (left) checks the moisture content of soil with Christi Heintz, the executive director of Project Apis m. on Wednesday morning (02-18-15) in one of his orchards in Oakdale, Calif. Silveira has planted wildflowers near his almond trees to provide extra nutrition for bees that pollinate the trees each February.
Mike Silveira of B&S Orchards (left) checks the moisture content of soil with Christi Heintz, the executive director of Project Apis m. on Wednesday morning (02-18-15) in one of his orchards in Oakdale, Calif. Silveira has planted wildflowers near his almond trees to provide extra nutrition for bees that pollinate the trees each February. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com
Mike Silveira of B&S Orchards (left) checks the moisture content of soil with Christi Heintz, the executive director of Project Apis m. on Wednesday morning (02-18-15) in one of his orchards in Oakdale, Calif. Silveira has planted wildflowers near his almond trees to provide extra nutrition for bees that pollinate the trees each February. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com

Almond growers plant wildflowers to help bees

February 21, 2015 3:50 PM