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North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« on: July 15, 2014, 01:42:46 PM »
from wiki:
this is a listing of north american nectar sources for honey bees and includes trees and shrubs, flowers, crops, herbs and grasses.  the columns can be sorted. some great info like plant bloom and end, and also for some, the color of the honey.

North American Nectar Sources For Honey Bees

also, there is a link included in references at the bottom, List of honey plants......this is pretty cool.  you can look up the particular tree or plant for information and a photograph.

List of Honey Plants
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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 01:54:59 PM »
Here is the NASA forage map that will tell you what is available and when it's available for nectar:

http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

There is also a pollen count site you can see here:

http://www.aaaai.org/global/nab-pollen-counts.aspx
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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 03:18:37 PM »
Slowmodem, it is already in a sticky post here.

http://www.worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php/topic,644.0.html
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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 06:45:51 PM »
Thanks riverbee.
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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 08:55:32 PM »
Slowmodem, it is already in a sticky post here.

http://www.worldwidebeekeeping.com/forum/index.php/topic,644.0.html

Thanks.  I have trouble remembering what day it is, let alone what's posted elsewhere!   :eusa_doh:

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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 10:23:55 AM »
I have been reading about Figwart, Scrophularia spp.  I don't believe I have heard much about this native, but it's supposed to be a great nectar producer with a sugar content of 18-32%.  This species is native to all of North America.  Is anyone familiar with this?  It might be one of those "weeds" that are easy to overlook?
An added bonus:  SCROPHULARIA MARILANDICA/late Figwart is supposed to bloom July, August, Sept., and October.  Beekeepers are always looking for those late summer/fall nectar producers.

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Re: North American Nectar Sources~Honey Plants
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 10:39:25 AM »
i am not familiar with it bakers, but i think we have a species here in western wisconsin, american figwort.  not sure if i have seen it here in my area? i am thinking i have and wondered what it was.  i take photos of plants i can't identify and have a friend of mine who is a botanist take a look at them sometimes.
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