Horticulture Research Station

Landscape and Honey Production

Author: Nick Howell (Iowa State University)

  • Landscape and Honey Production

    Horticulture Research Station

    Landscape and Honey Production

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Abstract

In the fall months when flowering plants are limited, bees struggle to find an adequate food/pollen source. This is apparent at the station in the fruit crops, especially grapes. After a heavy rain, depending on the level of maturity and variety, the grape skins will split. The bees feed on the sugar released from the grapes and can be aggressive during harvest. To provide a better fall food source for the bees, the station is working to develop a landscape that provides food/pollen with forage crops from early spring through late fall in support of honey production.

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Howell, N., (2021) “Landscape and Honey Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 4.

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01 Mar 2021