Dee Lightner Posted 3 months ago Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food Thanks for the reply. I guess that when I was younger and used to see lots of bees near cornfields, they were probably looking for plants that might have been growing in conjunction with the corn crop (weeds I guess). But I definitely remember seeing lot of bees near the field. I am trying to grow milkweed. I got free seeds from an environmental center and have planted some, hope it grows.