List of honey plants

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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.

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Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)[edit]

Aceraceae (Maple family)[edit]

Agavaceae (Agave family)[edit]

Alstroemeriaceae[edit]

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)[edit]

Anacardiaceae[edit]

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]

Asclepiadaceae[edit]

Arecaceae (Palm family)[edit]

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]

Caesalpinioideae[edit]

Cannabaceae (Hemp Family)[edit]

Capparaceae (Caper family)[edit]

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)[edit]

Caryocaraceae[edit]

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

Caryophyllaceae (Carnation family)[edit]

Celastraceae (staff vine or bittersweet family)[edit]

Chrysobalanaceae[edit]

found in tropics or sub-tropics

Clethraceae[edit]

Clusiaceae[edit]

Cochlospermaceae[edit]

Combretaceae[edit]

Commelinaceae[edit]

Convolvulaceae (Bindweed or morning glory family)[edit]

Cucurbitaceae (Melon, cucumber, calabash, squash family)[edit]

Cunoniaceae[edit]

Dilleniaceae[edit]

Ebenaceae[edit]

Elaeocarpaceae[edit]

Ericaceae (Blueberry, Heather family)[edit]

Erythroxylaceae (Coca family)[edit]

Escalloniaceae[edit]

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)[edit]

Faboideae (Legume family)[edit]

Flacourtiaceae[verification needed][edit]

Salicaceae[edit]

Hamamelidaceae[edit]

Iridaceae[edit]

Lamiaceae (Mint family)[edit]

Lauraceae (Laurel family)[edit]

Lecythidaceae[edit]

Liliaceae (Lily family)[edit]

Lythraceae[edit]

Magnoliaceae (Magnolia and tulip tree family)[edit]

Malpighiaceae[edit]

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

Malvaceae (Malva family)[edit]

Meliaceae (Mahogany family)[edit]

Mimosoideae[edit]

Myrsinaceae[edit]

Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)[edit]

Ochnaceae[edit]

Oleaceae (Olive family)[edit]

Oxalidaceae[edit]

Polygonaceae[edit]

Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)[edit]

Poaceae(Gramineae)[edit]

Proteaceae[edit]

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)[verification needed][edit]

Rosaceae (Rose family)[edit]

Rubiaceae (Madder, bedstraw, coffee family)[edit]

Rutaceae[edit]

Salicaceae (Willow and poplar family)[edit]

Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)[edit]

Scrophulariaceae[edit]

Solanaceae (Tomato, potato, egg plant family)[edit]

Styracaceae[edit]

Sterculiaceae[edit]

Tamaricaceae[edit]

Tiliaceae (Basswood, linden family)[edit]

Urticaceae (Nettle family)[edit]

Verbenaceae (Verbena family)[edit]

Vochysiaceae[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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