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. The book is 302 pages long and retails for $29.99. 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.
Bulk and wholesale pricing is available by request.
Contact Shannon if you would like her to speak at your next meeting or event.
Retail Places to Purchase the Book
- Directly from Shannon at one of her upcoming events. (If you want your book signed, just ask.)
- On Shannon’s website. (If you want your book signed, leave a note in the comments.)
- At The Bee Barn in Paducah, KY. (They also attend many beekeeping schools, workshops, and other events throughout the year.)
- At the Honey Depot in Louisville, KY. (They also attend many beekeeping schools, workshops, and other events throughout the year.)
- At the Gallery on the Square in Franklin, KY.
- Reid’s Apiary and ‘Bee-tique’ in OH (They attend many beekeeping schools, workshops, and other events throughout the year.)
In the Media
- August 10, 2018 – WBKO Channel 13, Midday Live (Click the image below to watch the interview.)