Plants for bees: Phacelia

publication date: Mar 1, 2005
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Bee World Vol.86 (1) 2005 pp. 14 - 16
Article TitlePlants for bees: Phacelia
Author(s)William D J Kirk
AbstractThe flowers produce large amounts of nectar and pollen and are much visited by honey bees and short-tongued bumble bees. Long-tongued bumble bees and solitary bees are less frequent visitors. Honey: amber or sometimes light green, with a delicate aroma, granulates quickly to a pale beige to near-white colour. The species is one of the top plants for potential honey yield.
Keywordsforage, nectar plants, pollen plants, Phacelia tanacetifolia