Florida Honey Bee Plants
Red-colored fruit of 'Flordaguard' rootstock trees. Figure 6 from Rootstocks for Florida Stone Fruit: HS1110/HS366
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Bammer, Mary Christine, William H. Kern, and Jamie D. Ellis. 2018. “Florida Honey Bee Plants: ENY171/IN1223, 9/2018”. EDIS 2018 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in1223-2018.


Several factors influence the flora throughout Florida, including annual freezes, average temperature, annual rainfall, and soil composition. Because of these variations, plants that grow well in one region may not grow well in another. Climate, plant communities, and timing of floral resources differ significantly between the three main regions in Florida: North Florida, Central Florida, and South Florida. While many plants are acceptable pollen producers for honey bees, fewer yield enough nectar to produce a surplus honey crop. As such, the tables in this document list the nectar-bearing plants that are present to some degree in each region and the plants' respective bloom times.

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