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Offline spafmagic

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Central North Carolina - Normal for this region?
« on: January 15, 2020, 03:57:17 pm »
As of this post, it's mid January, 65 Degrees, and bees are pulling in pollen! Normal? if so, what the heck blooms at this time of year here?

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Re: Central North Carolina - Normal for this region?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 06:15:06 pm »
Normal, no, but it has happened before. Red Maple is putting out pollen. Dandelions are popping up. Probably a few others.
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Re: Central North Carolina - Normal for this region?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 08:05:21 pm »
Agree with ID.

My o my, look at the size of those pollen sacks, especially that close up pic, the sack is huge! Good for you! Enjoy the good times.
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Re: Central North Carolina - Normal for this region?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 08:58:15 pm »
My bees left the pollen feeders today, and went for the Maple pollen instead :smile: Winston-Salem
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Re: Central North Carolina - Normal for this region?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 10:55:33 pm »
My fear out of this, now... is the weather report shows that this Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday it will be in the 20's at night. Last time this scene played out..  my bees froze out with undehydrated nectar in the hive. I have a small heat pad atop of the screen bottom board cover for emergency temps.
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