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Nectar flow

What is Nectar flow?

  1. A time when nectar is plentiful and bees produce and store surplus honey.
  2. A source of nectar available to bees for honey production. A light flow is one where bees gather enough nectar to feed brood but not enough for honey production.
  3. The mass gathering of nectar from flowers by bees.


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