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Honeybees usually collect nectar, pollen, or both from the following species of plants, which are called honey plants, for making honey.

See also:


Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)Edit

Aceraceae (Maple family)Edit

Agavaceae (Agave family)Edit

AlstroemeriaceaeEdit

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)Edit

AnacardiaceaeEdit

Apiaceae (Parsley and carrot family)Edit

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family) Edit

All the plants of this family are found in the tropics and subtropics.

Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)Edit

Araliaceae (Aralia and ivy family)Edit

AsclepiadaceaeEdit

Arecaceae (Palm family)Edit

All the plants of this family are found in the tropics and subtropics.

Asteraceae (Aster, daisy, sunflower family)Edit

Bignoniaceae (Trumpet creeper family)Edit

All the plants of this family are found mostly in the tropics or subtropics.

Bixaceae (Achiote family)Edit

Bombacaceae (see also Malva family)Edit

Boraginaceae (Borage or Forget-me-not family) Edit

Brassicaceae (Mustard family or cabbage family)Edit

CaesalpinioideaeEdit

Capparaceae (Caper family)Edit

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)Edit

CaryocaraceaeEdit

All the plants of this family are found only in the neotropics.

Caryophyllaceae (Carnation family)Edit

ChrysobalanaceaeEdit

found in tropics or sub-tropics

ClethraceaeEdit

ClusiaceaeEdit

CochlospermaceaeEdit

CombretaceaeEdit

CommelinaceaeEdit

Convolvulaceae (Bindweed or morning glory family)Edit

Cucurbitaceae (Melon, cucumber, calabash, squash family)Edit

CunoniaceaeEdit

DilleniaceaeEdit

EbenaceaeEdit

Ericaceae (Blueberry, Heather family)Edit

Erythroxylaceae (Coca family)Edit

EscalloniaceaeEdit

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)Edit

Faboideae (Legume family)Edit

FlacourtiaceaeEdit

HamamelidaceaeEdit

IridaceaeEdit

Lamiaceae (Mint family)Edit

Lauraceae (Laurel family)Edit

LecythidaceaeEdit

Liliaceae (Lily family)Edit

LythraceaeEdit

Magnoliaceae (Magnolia and tulip tree family)Edit

MalpighiaceaeEdit

All the plants of this family are found in the neotropics.

Malvaceae (Malva family)Edit

Meliaceae (Mahagony family)Edit

MimosoideaeEdit

MyrsinaceaeEdit

Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)Edit

OchnaceaeEdit

Oleaceae (Olive family)Edit

OxalidaceaeEdit

PolygonaceaeEdit

Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)Edit

Poaceae(Gramineae)Edit

ProteaceaeEdit

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)Edit

Rosaceae (Rose family)Edit

Rubiaceae (Madder, bedstraw, coffee family)Edit

RutaceaeEdit

Salicaceae (Willow and poplar family)Edit

Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)Edit

ScrophulariaceaeEdit

Solanaceae (Tomato, potato, egg plant family)Edit

StyracaceaeEdit

SterculiaceaeEdit

TamaricaceaeEdit

Tiliaceae (Basswood, linden family)Edit

Ulmaceae (Elm family)Edit

Urticaceae (Nettle family) Edit

Verbenaceae (Verbena family)Edit

Vochysiaceae Edit

All the plants of this family are found in the neotropics.

See alsoEdit

  • Toxic honey Describes plants whose nectar results in toxic honey.

ReferencesEdit

  1. BRANDÃO, M.; FERREIRA, P. B. D. (1991). Flora Apícola do Cerrado.(Honey flora of Cerrado) Informe Agropecuário 15 (168): 5-7.
  2. CÂNDIDO, F. A. (1992) As árvores e a apicultura. (Trees and beekeeping.) Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  3. Michigan bee plants
  4. WIESE, H. (1993) Nova apicultura. (New beekeeping.) Livraria e Editora Agropecuária

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