Honeybees and pollen

Leo Martin stnalpsoel@gmail.com
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:02:03 PST
> Bees world wide use extensive
> numbers of extremely deadly
> plants to make honey & the end
> product is always pure & safe...

Xenophon was the first but not the last to describe poisoning by honey from
plants with toxic nectar. Kalmia latifolia is well-known as a source of
this. Deaths have occurred in North America. Rhododendron and other Kalmia
spp. are also responsible. But they sure have pretty flowers, though they
are not bulbous.

Leo Martin
Zone 9?
Phoenix Arizona USA

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