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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2021, 11:23:33 am »
I was out in the yard yesterday and was stunned to see goldenrod in full bloom already.

Wow that is news! This has been a strange year weather wise. Perhaps this has something to do with it.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2021, 05:42:13 pm »
I have a picture of Golden of Golden Rod blooming in NE Texas on Aug 13 2021  Seems early to me

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2021, 12:08:20 am »
Seems early to me also Paus. Are y'all getting a lot of rain?  So far I have not seen any blooming here...



I have a picture of Golden of Golden Rod blooming in NE Texas on Aug 13 2021  Seems early to me
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2021, 04:41:12 pm »
Just now getting a LITTLE dry.  This has been a cool summer, also Smart weed is blooming which is a source for fall nectar.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2021, 04:42:48 pm »
I agree, the fall flowers seem to be starting off early this year.  The native sunflowers are budding already, and so are the smaller goldenrods. 
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2021, 02:32:04 pm »
Brazilian pepper has came to me. 4 years in this location and never had it before, all my hives are full of it. I was not expecting or prepared for this, I am now a little concerned about backfilled broodnests and swarming.  For those not familiar with it, they make yellow comb with it.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2021, 03:58:51 pm »
Rast I had not heard of Brazilian pepper until explained by SteveO of Steve's Outdoor World, whom I understand is located in your general area. I suppose the stuff is spreading..
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2021, 04:23:43 pm »
Brazilian pepper has came to me. 4 years in this location and never had it before, all my hives are full of it. I was not expecting or prepared for this, I am now a little concerned about backfilled broodnests and swarming.  For those not familiar with it, they make yellow comb with it.
Woah, that's crazy.  Is that from the color of the nectar? 

My flow is winding down.  There is a trickle of a flow from the late asters and goldenrod, but not significant enough to not have to feed weaker colonies. 
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2021, 05:38:47 pm »
Member I am experiencing much the same as you in my area. I am getting pollen from goldenrod but not very much nectar..
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2021, 09:21:44 pm »
Member, I have no idea where the pigment comes from, like you I assume the nectar. The honey is not yellow and has a different taste, some like, some don't like most everything. I just know for the first time, I have hives full of yellow comb.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2021, 07:14:34 am »
The yellow color in the wax comes from the yellow pollen.  It gets on every thing.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2021, 02:17:36 pm »
Brazilian pepper has came to me. 4 years in this location and never had it before, all my hives are full of it. I was not expecting or prepared for this, I am now a little concerned about backfilled broodnests and swarming.  For those not familiar with it, they make yellow comb with it.
rast how did your flow do up there

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2021, 09:47:31 pm »
A lot better than last year, I pulled the palmetto and left the cabbage for the bees.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2021, 09:04:56 pm »
Bottle brush blooming! Bees def. flying to and from my thoughtful neighbor, who planted & let the bottle brush mature without shearing, so it blooms often & heavily.

Tea olive blooming too, but the bees don't seem to go for it.  Smells great tho.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2022, 11:00:55 pm »
Sabal palm staring after slight dearth. Liriope is starting to send up flower spikes.