I have been looking at information regarding Milkweed as a nectar source. Do any of you have any experience/anecdotes with/about Milkweed? I noticed a while back some interesting bits attached to some of my bees feet, and after some research found that it was pollen disks from the Milkweed flower. I have heard that the Milkweed plant can really exact some damage on the pollinators that choose to come for nectar.
The milkweed flower just smells so good that it would seem that the honey made from it would be equally as good. I did taste a bit of the honey in my hive after doing an inspection, and it reminded me immediately of milkweed. I was wondering if I was actually tasting a predominantly Milkweed honey. There is an abandoned farm a mile or so away that has acres of unmanaged pasture that has been literally overtaken with milkweed. I'm pretty sure that is where my bees have been spending most of their time lately.
Does anyone know if getting nectar from the Milkweed will be too hard/damaging to my bees?