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Fireweed

Posted by blueberrytalk on July 6, 2008

Patches of fireweed have just come into bloom adding to the variety of foraging sources for honeybees.

fireweed
fireweed

fireweed blossom  

bee on fireweed

bee on fireweed

Fireweed grows further north than any other major honey plant. Fireweed has adapted to climates from mountain heights to coastal plains, from Alaska to California. The Pacific Northwest has ideal climate conditions for this royal premium honey producing plant. The higher in elevation the honey is collected in the hive, the clearer the honey color. Some fireweed honey can be as colorless as water.
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