Cherry blossom

Latin name: Prunus avium

Flowering time: March - April

Uses: Good nectar and pollen

Cherry blossom

Honey bees love flowers of the Prunus genus, part of the Rosaceae family.   Prunus avium is the sweet or wild cherry, Prunus cerasus, the sour cherry.  Other Prunus fruits are plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches and almonds.


Cherry blossom

Cherry blossomOther cherries:

Prunus avium Wild cherry, Gean, Mazzard       Source:  Hooper

Prunus cerasus Sour cherry      Source: Wiki crops/BBKA

Prunus padus Bird cherry      Source: BBKA/Hooper

Prunus sargentii Sargent cherry     Source: Hooper

Prunus serrula Tibetan cherry, Japanese cherry, birch bark cherry      Source:Hooper

Prunus subhirtella autumnalis Ornamental cherry      Source: BBKA/Hooper

Prunus x yeodoensis Joshino cherry      Source: BBKA/Hooper