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List of Honey Bee Forage Species within Region 7 for the Province of SK

Ordered by Begin Bloom Month

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USDA codeFamilyLatin NameCommon NamePlant TypeBegin Bloom MonthEnd Bloom MonthSig
TAOFCAsteraceaeTaraxacumDandelion, blow-ballsF49N
SALIXSalicaceaeSalixWillow, osierTDB46N
BRNABrassicaceaeBrassica rapa and napuscanolaC58Y
AMELARosaceaeAmelanchierService-berry, juneberry, shadbushS56N
CAAR18FabaceaeCaragana arborescensCaragana, siberian pea shrub, pea-treeS56N
PRAVRosaceaePrunusCherry (uncultivated)TDB56N
MESAFabaceaeMedicago sativaAlfalfa, lucerneC69Y
CRTE3AsteraceaeCrepis tectorumHawk's-beardF67N
MELILFabaceaeMelilotusSweet clover (white/yellow)F69Y
SOAR2AsteraceaeSonchus arvensisSow thistleF69N
TRPR2FabaceaeTrifolium pratenseRed cloverF69Y
VICIAFabaceaeViciaVetch, tareF68N
CIRSIAsteraceaeCirsiumThistlesF78N
FAES2PolygonaceaeFagopyrum esculentumBuckwheat, brankF, C79N

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Plant Type codes:

Sig column

      T    - tree
    TDB - tree, deciduous broadleaf
    TEN - tree, evergreen needleleaf
    TEB - tree, evergreen broadleaf
      S    - shrub
    SEB - shrub, evergreen broadleaf
    SDB - shrub, deciduous broadleaf
      V    - vine
    VDB - vine, deciduous broadleaf
      G    - grass
      F    - forb (herbaceous flowering plants, non-woody)
      C    - crops/cultivated
   This column indicates whether or not the species is considered a very important nectar source species within the state and region selected. If it is a significant source, it is indicated here with a 'Y' and the row is highlighted.

In this context, important is defined by Ayers and Harman as those species that "reliably produce a large percent of the harvested honey" within the selected region.

 
 

 For those wishing to see more detailed information about any species in the list, please visit the USDA PLANTS Database web site and search by any of the first three columns from the table.

 
This output was derived from Ayers and Harman, Chapter 11 (Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees) of The Hive and the Honey Bee, 1992, Graham, J. ed. Dadant and Sons Inc. Hamilton, Illinois.
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