Well done you lot, good to see it.
I've just been asked to look after an orchard with 200 apple trees and 8 bee hives that fiends have purchased, including juice processing plant and the equipment to process the honey.
Both the trees and Bee's have been neglected over the past year, so year, both yields of goodness have suffered as a result(with the weather not helping).
I plan to liven up both by sorting out the ground flora so that a healthy stock of bees is there to improve pollination of the fruit baring trees. The grass below has been uncut all year preventing much in the way of ground flora in which to keep the bees well stocked ready for the winter so that in the spring, a good sized hive can efficiently pollinate the trees, maximising fruit growth . At least that's the theory, anything to prevent them from swarming off in search of a better source of food.
So a good mixture of woodland seeds for the shaded areas with a variety around the perimeters. Lots of research, digging, cutting, pruning, etc, will hopefully mean by next year, honey production should be high and the following year juice will be in full flow.
Might even get a little forest garden going in there, so a self regulating area providing a mix of fruit and veg through the year.
I may even talk sense after a bit of learning.