I have a rural acre a few miles from town and I've thought about putting some hives there. I bought some books on the subject a few years ago and then decided against doing it but a co-worker is thinking about bees and honey on his acreage and that has gotten the juices flowing again. I've started reading the books again and I haven't been able to find the answer to my one question. My acre is surrounded by corn and soybean fields. There are very few farmers raising cattle or other livestock in this part of Iowa anymore so there are no hay fields to speak of so no clover. Where would my bees go to gather nectar? Soy beans do flower but I can't imagine what that honey would taste like. I have a few trees on the acre and a lot of weeds but there is nothing else for miles. Could I be successful if I placed a couple of hives on my property.