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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2021, 11:15:17 pm »
Drove to check hives today (Mississippi).  From Jackson metro to Attala County, Red maples barely showing.  Some green pollen coming in today (not sure what that?s from).
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2021, 02:10:00 pm »
Purple blossoms of rosemary.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2021, 03:20:11 pm »
Maples are starting here in WNC. 
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2021, 10:58:35 am »
West of lake city the primrose-willow was huge when I was out there yesterday. I will assume the next two nights will end that though. Speaking of that the last frost damaged the first round of blooms my pear trees, the last week has them full of blooms, my assumption is the same for them.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 11:02:43 am »
in central TX and our dandelions were blooming and the elm trees too in the beginning of Feb.  Bees were bringing in tons of pollen and upon inspection of my one hive I started with last spring, tons of capped brood.

Then the iceman cometh and froze everything last week.  Thawed out on Sat and the bee were flying again and I was surprised to see they were bringing in pollen.  Didn't see anything blooming near me, but I am pretty sure it was dandelion again.  On Sunday the dandelionos were blooming in my yard too and the elms and cedars are in flower again. 

Here's too a good spring.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 11:41:18 pm »
The picture is a Osaka cherry with honey bees. Dandelion is blooming now, and red pollen is coming in from henbit.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2021, 09:04:02 am »
Here in South Central Illinois we have had Henbit and Dead Nettle for a couple of weeks, they are almost done now. Maple has blossomed too. Now first week of April we have Bradford Pear and Dandelion. Red Bud is only a few days away.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2021, 11:35:12 pm »
Tulip poplar and black locust just starting. Crimson clover is full bloom in my food plots as well.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2021, 07:16:34 am »
Black Gum has been in full bloom for a week. Bees have been keeping the trees buzzing. Each tree seems to stay in bloom for about 4 days. They do not all come into bloom at the same time which is a good thing. Gallberry is just starting to bloom. Bees are ignoring it while the Black Gum is still blooming.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2021, 11:35:03 am »
Here in the Valley in VA we have locusts and cherry in bloom. Also lots of clover blooming fast
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2021, 02:24:16 pm »
Surprisingly, this week we had a few days with no nectar coming in. I brought home a cut out and the bees were all over the wax that I removed. Today the Chinese Tallow is in full bloom. I was expecting the palmetto to bee in bloom but I have not seen any blooming this year.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2021, 04:39:51 pm »
The Mesquite this spring are loaded with blooms.

The swarm I caught are going gangbusters.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2021, 12:07:19 am »
After a stormy week that ended the tallow tree flow and Vitex, the Sabal palms are sending out inflorescences. Looks like the windmill palms are almost fully blooming.  Flight speed to and fro has picked up again. 

And ugh, those supers are heavy.   :cheesy:

Hasn't anyone figured out a way to put a 5 frame super on top of a 10 frame brood nest?

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2021, 09:20:25 am »
FG,
I have 4-10 frame boxes on top of 2-8 frame boxes. Just place a piece of plastic cardboard, that everybody uses for signs, cut it so that it coves the area not covered by 5 frame box. The bees will seal up any leaks.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2021, 10:11:02 pm »
Thats a good idea Jim, ive been using old feeder lids. Cant wait till election year now.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2021, 08:07:34 am »
Bill,
I got a bunch of the signs when I bought out an apiary. They came from a major charity golf tournament. One side has companies names the other is blank.
How many do you need?
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2021, 12:56:19 pm »
If you happen by my neck of the woods Id like to try 1 or 2.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2021, 03:01:40 pm »
I?ll putting 2 in my truck.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2021, 05:52:13 pm »
Sabal palm had a long run this yeal. Maybe lots of rain sent out a second flush of fronds. 

Sumac has begun! And Liriope.  The bees are pottering aroung on mexican clover and spanish needle.  This morning one hive found an all-out flow, but this afternoon is too hot and they are resting inside.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2021, 11:18:18 am »
I was out in the yard yesterday and was stunned to see goldenrod in full bloom already.