Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Which basswood tree variety (a.k.a. linden, tilia) produces a consistent nectar flow year after year?

I am a beekeeper looking to add more forage for our bees.

Report as

There is only 1 species (consisting of 3 varieties) of basswood native to North America- Tilia americana, which is in the Lindon family. The variety Janemoo speaks of may be var. caroliniana which has a range extending into Texas.
You might also consider Tulip trees, Liriodendron tulipifera. The flowers bloom in summer and are said to produce good nectar for honey bees. At least according to In.gov. Indiana's state tree is a tulip tree so perhaps they would know! :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

The basswood tree variety that is mainly native to west and central Texas is the kind that produces a consistent nectar flow year after year. Its flowers attract large numbers of bees sometime in July, and its pollen produces very strongly flavored honey.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches