Understanding the biology of flora and its value to honey bees is core knowledge for successful beekeeping. Bees feed on nectar and pollen. No food equals no bees!
Beekeepers need to know the floral resources around them, and the nutritional value of those resources to bees, to keep their bee colonies healthy.
This publication focuses on the value of plants to nectarivores, and honey bees in particular. The result of over 30 years of research, it distils both scientific knowledge and the opinions of hundreds of beekeepers into a reference work that will be the cornerstone of floral understanding in apiculture for years to come.
- What makes an ideal apiary site?
- Hive stocking rate
- Honey bee nutrition
- Star rating
- A note on flowering charts
- What’s in a name?
- Describing plants
- List families – genus/species
- Individual plant profiles
Published in 2019. This book is 650 pages A4 in size and full colour.