RickCorey_WA wrote: I read some articles blaming a combination of Varroa mites AND insect viruses for Colony Collapse Disorder.
Looking around a little more, I see articles blaming almost anything you can think of. I'm guessing that the jujry is still out.
Speaking of Brassicas like broccoli going to seed, here are some heirloom Italian "leaf broccoli" in bloom after overwintering. Our few bees did like it in early spring when not much erlse was in bloom!
Brassica oleracea var. 'Spigariello'