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For most of my life, when the tobacco plant flowered it was almost immediately topped (removed) - these days with the huge industrial plantings that occur around us the flowers are left on for a considerable time.... at the moment I am looking across a 100 acre field of flowering tobacco. Is there evidence that bees actually feed on this stuff.... I suspect just the pollen as they are really packing it in.... no nectar flow that I can detect - at least not yet. Now that would be interesting - tobacco honey.
 

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Yea.. guess it would be healthy - maybe I need a new label?
Something like:

"Herb's Tobacco Honey"
"Just a pinch between cheek and gum"
 

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I grew some tobacco plants in my garden last year. I saw some small native pollinator bees (leafcutters and sweat bees) in the flowers, but the flower looked too long and skinny for honeybees to be able to work.
 

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I grew up on a farm we raised many acres of tobacco.
One year my uncle brought some hives and sat them near our tobacco.
He said that was some of the best honey he had ever had.
He would always bring us honey,I really miss him he is the reason that i got into beekeeping.
 

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Cotton Honey.... coarse? Yea - probably. Guess we will find out this year as we put 7 pallets on cotton the other night. Probably get nothing..... guessing genetically modified stuff.
 
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