Honey Bee Plants

There are many plant sources that a honey bee colony utilizes throughout the year in its search for food stores. Here are a few of the more prevalent sources in our county:

Plants in our area of VA:

Bird’s Eye Speedwell:

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Tulip Poplar (tree) (Early May)

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Sourwood (tree) (Late June – Early July)

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Black Locust (tree) (April)

Blackberry (early spring)

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Goldenrod (July – Early/Mid October)

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Sumac

American Holly (tree) (May-June)

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Redbud (tree) (March)

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Fruit trees

Most garden plants

Clovers (Spring and Summer):

White Dutch / Ladino Clover

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Crimson Clover

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Yellow Sweet Clover

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Asters (October – November)

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