For many beekeepers the main reason for keeping bees is to harvest honey and/or pollen. Another economically very important service of honeybees is pollination of crops, such as many fruit trees.
In [[Dalsland]], Sweden, willow is normally blooming during the latter part of April. Maple appears during the first week of May. It’s important, but gives nothing to harvest. The most important month for honey in [[Dalsland]] is August.
In mid-May, bees can collect small amounts of dandelion (Taraxacum) honey in southern Norway.