HORSEMINT. (Monarda punctata) also called wild bergamot, is found in most sections of the State. Perennial herb, flowers in whorls on stem and terminal, blooms in August and September. Honey is amber in color and somewhat strong in flavor.

HUCKLEBERRY. (Gaylussacia) Pollen and honey. Important only in Northern Wisconsin.


MALLOW. (Malva) Several species are visited by honeybees for both pollen and honey. The most important being Indian and Venice Mallow. Very persistent weed found largely in cultivated fields.

MAPLES. (Acer) The different species are of much value, yielding both nectar and pollen for early brood-rearing. The sugar maple (Acer saccharum) produces a profusion of flowers.

MILKWEED. (Asclepias) Honeybees visit many species for nectar. Very valuable in swampy regions of Northern Wisconsin. Honey is of fine flavor and light in color.

MINT. (Mentha) Of value locally; honey amber-colored.

PLUMS. (Prunus) Very valuable for nectar in spring to stimulate early brood-rearing. Both cultivated and wild.

RASPBERRY. (Rubus idaeus) As the lumberman outs away the forest, the wild raspberry springs up in myriads, the blossoms of which furnish bee pasture that is simply incomparable. The honey is thick and heavy, white in color, and has a delicious flavor all its own—a flavor that smacks of the wild raspberry of the woods. Connoisseurs pronounce it superior to any other table honey in the world because of its beautiful flavor. It is most valuable in the burned over lands of the Northern part of the State and where found abundantly, is a very reliable honey source.