The LSU AgCenter recently released a guidebook with details about plants growing in Louisiana that contribute to honey production. Titled “Louisiana Honey Plants,” the publication was authored by retired LSU AgCenter professor and entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet. The publication contains details on 53 plants that are capable of producing nectar. The major nectar plants in Louisiana are Chinese tallow, willow, clover, American buckwheat vine, aster and goldenrod.
Designed as a guidebook for beekeepers, the 6-inch-by-9-inch guidebook also can be of interest to anyone who wants to attract honeybees to their landscape. Its 32 pages are illustrated with color photos of each plant and include descriptions of the plants and the honey produced from each source. It also includes a handy chart showing the blooming season for each plant.
The guide can be purchased for $10 plus tax and shipping from the LSU AgCenter’s online store at https://store.lsuagcenter.com/ or by phoning LSU AgCenter Communications at 225-578-2263.
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