Plants for bees: Common Indigobush and its significance for beekeeping in the Republic of Croatia

publication date: Jun 1, 2005
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Bee World Vol.86 (2) 2005 pp.42 - 43
DOI10.3896/IBRA.2.86.2.04
Article TitlePlants for bees: Common Indigobush and its significance for beekeeping in the Republic of Croatia
Author(s)Edita Stefanic, Ivan Stefanic and Marija Edita Solic
AbstractCommon indigobush is a perennial shrub that reproduces by seeds. It is deciduous and is often found growing in dense thickets along streams and lakeshores. Honey bees are the main visitors to indigobush. Bees visit the plant throughout the day during the flowering period. Honey yield heavily depends on season; pollen yield rich and regular.
KeywordsAmorpha fruticosa, indigobush, pollen plants, nectar plants, forage for bees, Croatia  
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