I have been thinking about planting a groundcover in front of my hives to (theoretically) avoid mowing in the flight path. I'm looking for something that will spread and tolerate being tromped on. Something with flowers would be a bonus. Anybody have any luck with a specific plant in an application like this? I'm thinking maybe creeping thyme, or maybe regular thyme (not sure how tall it gets if unattended.) Also found this pretty little plant: http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/CHABS.html but I would hate to walk on it! On second thought, maybe having a flowering plant that could be full of bees is not such a good idea.