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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 distills 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

Title          Honey and pollen flora of south-eastern Australia       
Author(s)          Dr Doug Somerville         
Pages          680         
ISBN          9 781760 583422         
Catalogue number          B982         
Year of publish          2019         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $175.00AUD (inc GST)


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