Wild Mustard

Wild Mustard is a plentiful flowering plant important for providing pollen for early brooding. Mustard is one of the most widely distributed plants on the planet, growing from Greenland all the way down into South America. If you’ve ever driven through the country in the spring time and seen field after field of bright yellow flowers, then you’ve seen wild mustard. This plant prefers fields, roadsides, and disturbed soil.  It blooms from April to May. If the bees have access to a large area of wild mustard, and it doesn’t get plowed under or sprayed before blooming, then a honey surplus is quite possible. Wild mustard honey rapidly crystallizes in the comb, so you’ll have to be quick with the harvest to catch this variety.

Wild Mustard
Wild Mustard