Nectar and Pollen Plants for Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The following sources provide excellent information on American honey plants. We are making them available for a FREE download as searchable PDF files!

  • “Nectar and Pollen Plants” by Everett Oertel – A good concise introduction to American honey plants, with lists by region. Originally published as part of USDA Agriculture Handbook 335 Beekeeping in the United States, 1980.
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  • “American Honey Plants” by Frank C. Pellett – this classical book on honey plants includes both plant descriptions and photographs and plant listings by state! As relevant today as when it was first published in 1920. Highly recommended!
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