Plants for Bees: Guava

publication date: Jan 27, 2010
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Bee World Vol.79 (3) 1998 pp.135-137
Article TitlePlants for Bees: Guava

K Lakshmi And G Mohana Rao 


Value to bees: flowers are frequently visited by honey bees (Apis cerana) for the heavy yields of pollen and moderate nectar. Foraging by all the four Apis species present in India on guava was observed. Other insect visitors were butterflies and solitary bees.

Keywords Plants for Bees, Guava, Apis cerana, honey bees, solitary bees.