Wondering what honey plants are, what to grow them, what distinguishes these plants from others? We invite you to read.
What are honey plants?
Honey plants unfortunately do not give honey, but they are a key piece of the ecosystem puzzle. They are the basis for the production of a delicious delicacy by bees. Honey plants allow all pollinators to collect nectar. Many of us enjoy honey, forgetting how it is produced, and it is the honey plants that are at the beginning of the road to producing this precious delicacy.
What distinguishes honey plants?
Honey plants are also called beekeeping, nectarodajne or useful plants. The very name of these plants immediately indicates the basic feature – the possibility of pollination and the work of pollinators. Therefore, every beekeeper knows well where such terms came from and can indicate such plants. However, it is important that you do not need to be a specialist in the field of beekeeping to grow such a plant yourself, because their cultivation is very simple and uncomplicated.
How to recognize a honey plant?
Beautiful, multicolored flower with an inviting smell – it is for the most part characterized by honey-giving plants.
You have to be patient, because they usually bloom for a long time and there are a lot of them. Their main mission is to encourage pollinators to visit them. An important function of these plants, which bees are happy to use, is the supply of materials for the production of honey, more precisely nectar, honeydies and pollen.
We can distinguish nectarodajne, pollen, pollen- and nectarodajne and sedate plants. This division is due to what raw materials are extracted from individual specimens. Among them you will find trees, shrubs and per pereries, which are the most popular by gardeners and are the best sources of raw materials for honey. These include many popular and well-known flowers.
Why do we need honey plants?
First of all, honey plants are needed by bees and other pollinators. With the continuous development of infrastructure, there are few natural places left from which they can source nectar, which is why it is so important to support their daily work. By planting honey plants on a terrace, balcony or plot, we will provide bees with food and material for honey, thereby supporting the pollination process of plants from which much of the food we use comes from. We can plant them even on balconies in the city center – bees will find them without a problem. With little effort we can do a lot of good! In addition, honeyplant plants have a beautiful appearance, so they can be a wonderful decoration of our balconies, gardens and plots.