Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys is the first book to focus on the plants used by honey bees in the states containing the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys (AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV). This book was written as a guide for anyone who is interested in honey bees.
Across the country, honey bees gather nectar and pollen from a wide variety of plants. However, the specific plants a hive uses depends on its location. Some plants only grow in certain parts of the country. Other plants grow across a wide range, but honey bees may use them more in some states than in others. Even within a state how much honey bees use certain plants can vary from one location to the next depending on a variety of factors.
For these reasons, books and other resources focused on the entire country are of limited value to those who want to know what plants honey bees might be using in their location. Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys fills this void by providing specific information relevant to honey bees in the states that make up the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.
Written by a beekeeper and wildlife biologist, Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys contains full color pictures and descriptions of over 175 plants organized by when they bloom. Also included are chapters about honey bees and their plight, honey bee foraging behavior, factors that influence nectar and pollen production throughout a plant’s range, and planting for honey bees. Whether you are a beekeeper who wants to know what flowers your bees are visiting, or a homeowner who wants to know what you can plant for honey bees, this book is for you.
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