Standing crop refers to the number of flowers open at a given moment in time.
It is a balance between the number of flowers coming into bloom, and the
number that are wilting because they have been pollinated or are old.
Bees are more likely to move between flowers on a single plant when flower
standing crop is high . This would be the case if bee emergence corresponds
with peak bloom as opposed to 10% bloom. As bee populations start to increase,
the first bees to forage should have an abundance of bloom.