Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys

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$29.99

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.

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. 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.

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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. 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.

 

 

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  • Use the notes section available during checkout if you want me to autograph the book for you (please tell me if you want it made to you, to someone else, or just signed).

5 reviews for Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys

  1. J David Fowler

    I love this book!! It is very well written and the pictures are beautiful! I think this will be very useful to anyone interested in bees from the novice to the expert!! I highly recommend it!

  2. Michael McClellan

    Only five starts?! I wish there were ten! I have been eagerly awaiting Shannon’s book since I first heard she was writing it several months ago. Once it came out and I bought my copy, I was not disappointed! In fact, it was more than I expected. The book is beautiful! Hardback, so it can take a lot of abuse in the field, it is beautifully illustrated, and very well-written. Shannon is a real expert who is also a beekeeper and “practices what she preaches.” As a farm consultant (disclosure: I had Shannon and her husband visit my farm and give me an action plan for making it “pollinator friendly”), she knows plants, bees, and land intimately. Her book reflects her consulting work – to the point, practical, and actionable. This book is a great value and should be in the library of every beekeeper in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and beyond! I’m even buying an extra copy to give to a friend!

  3. Hilary Forsyth

    I am so impressed with this book! The information is
    clear, concise and easy to read, and the book is beautifully presented. I
    especially love the plant descriptions with their up-close photos. This is
    an excellent resource, and a great addition to my collection of books on
    plants and bees.

  4. Paul Forester (verified owner)

    I love Shannon’s book. When I’m not sure what my bees are on I immediately find it in her book and now I have it identified. I was on a site the other day and they were trying to decide if this plant was Henbit or Dead Nettle. Obviously it was Dead Nettle, but I only knew for certain because of Shannon’s book. Thank you for writing it.

  5. Stan Seavey (verified owner)

    I received your book today and I wanted to tell you that I absolutely love it. I have been looking for a complete illustrated reference for preferred nectar sources and nothing seemed to fill the need until this. I am new to beekeeping (2 years) and have tried to grow a variety of garden and prairie plants and this will be of great help in adding to my inventory of species. Thank you for writing and publishing this book.

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