im so close to the cotton fields here i have to take what comes...but one thing about the honey..very sweet light colored but it crystalizes quickly
from what i can tell it comes into bloom around july down here. my plans would be to leave it on for winter. i'm just happy to have late flows.
as the trees leaf out i'll have a better idea of what's going on around me. i have privet, i'm assuming tulip poplar, a lot of pastures nearby so i should have clover, red maple is coming in now and i'm hoping to have some sumac. i'm near a swamp bottom/big creek so i may have sourwood but i'm not counting on it and i personally own at least 15 acres of goldenrod.
so, add all that to the cotton and i should be able to harvest some good honey up until late june and still have enough forage to not have to feed through the winter (in a perfect world anyway). i'm sure there's also a lot of holly around and some ornamental stuff i'm not taking into account. there are sunflower fields in the area as well. it would appear i'm in a good spot but time will tell if i'm right.
again, keep your experiences with cotton coming. also who has experience with soy beans? i haven't seen any within 10 or 15 miles but i probably haven't seen all the fields around me.