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Offline yes2matt

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Follow the Bloom 2019
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:42:44 am »
Red Maple blooming in south Charlotte (right on the NC/SC line) two days ago. Two weeks earlier than earliest locally reported date (1/20) in recent years.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:50:56 am »
Sand pines  are dropping pollen like crazy central Florida, also saw some king palms blooming.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:57:44 am »
Red Maple blooming in south Charlotte (right on the NC/SC line) two days ago. Two weeks earlier than earliest locally reported date (1/20) in recent years.
Thanks I live in eastern NC looks like my bleep willows will bloom within the next 2 weeks I will check some trees and provide a report. _J


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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 02:26:37 pm »
My bees are finding yellow and orange pollen somewhere, but I have no idea how.  I haven?t seen anything blooming.  Maybe I need to look harder . . . .
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 04:23:28 pm »
Maples are in full bloom around Port Orange Fl. they are about two weeks earlier than last year.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 06:18:52 pm »
My bees have found Henbit and are bringing in red pollen.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 07:02:29 pm »
Wich hazel is in bloom. Bees are bringing in some pale yellow pollen. :smile:
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 09:05:05 am »
There are so many plants in FL it is making my head spin.
Plants that my wife labored over to keep alive upstate could be thrown out a second floor window down here and they would flourish.  We went to Mounts botanical garden this weekend and the bees were attacking this flower that looks like a yellow scrub brush.  It was a tree but probably something that wouldn't survive as a house plant up north.  It is hard for me to imagine why FL is not the bee capital of the country.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 11:00:55 am »
Brian,
I think about 1/2 of the commercial bees in the United States winter in Florida to get ready for the almond pollination in California.
As a I have mentioned before, a Beekeeper in Tampa with 4 hives made 1600 pounds of honey in one year. He also sold it at $10 a pound. That?s a $16,000 crop from 4 hives. Pretty amazing.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 09:19:35 am »
Amazing for sure.  So why don't they stick around for the summer flow?  With yields like that you would think this guy in Tampa would have beekeepers flocking to this area.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 01:06:30 pm »
All I have seen is some henbit and heard about a Bradford Pear blooming.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 03:15:10 pm »
The only thing that I have found blooming here is my pollen feeder. Ah haa haa haa  :grin:
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 06:06:33 pm »
We have about 25 Bradford pears here at work, and they are all just about to bloom.  35758 zip code.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 08:57:47 pm »
Amazing for sure.  So why don't they stick around for the summer flow?  With yields like that you would think this guy in Tampa would have beekeepers flocking to this area.
Al lot of areas have almost no summer bloom. My bees at the farm starve during summer. This fall was not much better.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 07:51:35 pm »
I'm lucky because I'm in a good location for honey flows. Last year I got an early Saw Palmetto in May, A wildflower crop in June, Cabbage Palm in July and Brazilian Pepper in September. Even with all the wet weather I was surprised at getting about 15 gallons total for the year and being able to double my hives from 3 to 6. If all goes well I'm concentrating on honey production this year. Of course man plans and the gods laugh ;)

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 09:20:51 pm »
I have two hives about 50 feet from Bradford pears and I have looked close when they were blooming and have never seen a honey bee on a bloom , but there lots of other pollinators working them ??????????? I have always wondered what is going on.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 11:13:09 pm »
Eastern N.C. update camellia bushes in bloom (lots of different colored pollen) ? On nectar Tulip poplar flowers starting to open sugar maples P.willow blueberry and other early fruit trees about 1-2 weeks bulbs- Lilly of the valley 1-2 weeks. I?ll post when I see my first purple eyed drone.


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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2019, 11:49:37 pm »
Hopefully cheering up you folks in the North.  Spring is soon!

Tea olives are in full bloom, but it looks like they're all about trotting in the pine pollen right now.  65 degrees today and 70 tomorrow.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2019, 12:33:09 am »
Hopefully cheering up you folks in the North.  Spring is soon!

Tea olives are in full bloom, but it looks like they're all about trotting in the pine pollen right now.  65 degrees today and 70 tomorrow.


Spring seems so far away! I'm expecting snow tomorrow and even more next weekend. Ugh I want to get my bees already!

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2019, 06:41:09 pm »
I'm seeing a few spring flowers. Just checked on my bees, they are bringing in a lot of yellow pollen this afternoon. Weather will be back in the 20's Friday night, time to light the wood stove.