n African Entomology - Floral resources of in the fynbos biome in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa




The plant species utilized by Cape honeybees, , as primary nectar and pollen sources were studied in the Eastern Cape Province in an area where fynbos vegetation mingles with grassland communities. From direct field observations and analyses of pollen loads collected by foragers, 54 plant species were identified as nectar and pollen sources. Of 37 endemic and exotic pollen source plants, and were dominant species.


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