We have an enormous, spectacular California buckeye in our yard that looks like the picture above and every spring grows long, ruffled wands of white flowers. I situated our bee hives a few feet from the buckeye and yesterday realized, wow, we're going to get buckeye honey! How cool is that? I decided to see if there was anything written about buckeye honey. Indeed there is.
From the USDA: "Do not plant buckeyes near apiaries as the flowers are poisonous to honey bees."
Further reading has only deepened my concern. The bees will have to be moved, the sooner the better. Shockingly bad luck.
My review of Molly Wizenberg's Homemade Life and Giulia Melucci's I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is up on the NPR web site. You can read it here.