TEXAS HONEY PLANTS.
C. E. Sanborn,
U. S. Cooperative Entomologist and Acting State
E. E. Scholl,
Assistant State Entomologist and Apiarist.
COLLEGE STATION, BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS.
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT
publication treats of many of the Texas honey plants in
a brief technical manner. In addition, wherever
possible, the common name is used in connection with the
sequence followed by Coulter in his Botany of South West
Texas is herein mainly followed. In some instances
quotations from Small's Botany of Texas were used, as is
shown in the publication. The plants are discussed by
is the honey producing qualities of the plants
mentioned, but frequent mention is also made of the
respective quality and yield of pollen and propolis.
Data are included in many instances concerning the
weather conditions and its effects upon the yield of
hoped that this will be a great help to apiarists in
selecting locations for bees, since the value of bees
depends entirely on the environment under which they may
be placed. Again it may help in selecting certain plants
to be planted that might prove to be very beneficial to
an established apiary.........................