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Author Topic: Golden Rod Pollen only or nectar source?  (Read 729 times)
House Bee
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Location: Cedar Grove, WI

« on: July 31, 2009, 03:34:42 PM »

2 of the older beekeepers in my area insist that bees only gather pollen from golden rod, that it is not a nectar source. I hate to argue with these guys ( one of them helped me get started with bees 6 years ago). I know my hives always cap a few supers of honey in August when golden rod is flowering. Has anyone heard of this or can prove or disprove this so that I can set them straight in a nice way? Or am I the one that is wrong?
Super Bee
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Location: Edgefield, SC

« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 03:40:07 PM »

Different types of golden rod in different area. For me not a source, for other parts of country huge source. There is a post running now on goldenrod honey. Check it out. Love that smell --- "can't you smell that smell" grin!

John 3:16
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