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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2019, 08:58:21 pm »
Gallberry is still in bloom. Not seeing bees on it. It has been very dry. Even when it rains it dries up before it gets in the ground.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2019, 12:19:44 am »
The bees are all over my privet and I am stuck in hospital and missing it.  DRAT!
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2019, 10:05:48 pm »
Ok Dallasbeek, these privet flowers are for you in the hospital :) [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]



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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2019, 09:58:47 am »
Wow, I thought my privet was large!  But mine is only a couple of years old.  Thanks for the picture.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2019, 01:03:33 pm »
Tupelo is in bloom. I can hear the bees on it from 50 feet away. Bees are not visiting the gallberry that is still in bloom. We had heavy downpours yesterday.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2019, 03:06:14 pm »
I had to look up what the privet was. Glad I did. There are some at my wife?s work. I saw bees really working it last year and always wondered what it was.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2019, 12:31:36 am »
I heard the bees on a popcorn tree this morning. Yes it is in full bloom.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2019, 10:48:23 pm »
I checked the Palmetto, it is in bloom and I did see bees on it. We are in a dry spell with no relief in sight. I just hope there is still enough water in the soil to keep the flow going.
Bees are still on clover and popcorn.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2019, 11:17:45 am »
  Catalpa are full bloom here.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2019, 09:11:12 am »
Lot of stuff blooming right now. Milkweed and butterfly weed. Thistles and elderberry as well.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2019, 09:17:30 pm »
I've never seen so many flowers blooming as in Texas this spring.

Sparkleberry and Vitex blooming now.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2019, 06:45:44 pm »
I have read that honey flow is sometimes more consistent in residential areas, rather than rural, because of planted yards and flowers. Here it is in late June, a supposed dearth time in middle Georgia, and my bees are going in and out too fast to count. Looking at the frames a few days ago, I have white comb, and various levels of nectar in the comb. This is still considered a strong flow, right?

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2019, 10:43:56 pm »
Sumac is starting here.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2019, 10:38:14 am »
I haven't the slightest idea about sumac. I have been watching crepe myrtle, but the white stuff blooming now isn't drawing any bees. We will see when the red/pink varieties come in. They are not visiting petunias, hydrangea, nor lantana. I know there are a lot of inconspicuous flowering bushes and trees in the wild. The bees are getting the nectar from somewhere. I suppose I really need to be keeping a journal.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2019, 08:55:16 pm »
Lilac finishing and Mesquite beginning.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2019, 11:34:34 pm »
Bobil,
Crepe Myrtle does not have nectaries. If the bees are visiting it it is for pollen only.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2019, 11:54:59 pm »
Blackberries and lavender starting
3 hives, 1 year. I need a bigger bee yard

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2019, 12:31:33 am »
These pictures are 7-12 days ago.  And the viewer cannot smell the incredible smell of the sweet bay magnolia trees that are blooming too.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2019, 12:34:42 am »
They are everywhere here. 

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2019, 12:38:18 am »
This one is 2 weeks late in being posted.  But nice to see just how much good stuff is on each inflorescence.