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Follow the bloom 2020
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:05:36 pm »
Record your bloom dates for 2020 here. Then in future years you can look back and have an idea of what is coming into bloom before it blooms and also compare differences.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 08:11:16 pm »
Few dandelions poking up and a few mustard plants. Still very much winter.
3 hives died in 1 year. I need to start with two hives.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 09:01:34 am »
27603 NC - 01/2020

Henbit, Chickweed, Rosemary, Jasmine, Sasanqua, Edgeworthia albiflora


Here is a cool link I found this morning, I didn't realize that Henbit is edible  https://www.ediblewildfood.com/henbit.aspx
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 01:15:28 am »
Blue skies, Red Maple.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 12:12:07 pm »
Elms ,maple henbit in NE texas

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 12:38:06 am »
Blue skies, Red Maple.
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That maple is not blooming, those are seeds you are seeing. The tree will have a slightly pint tint to it when it is in bloom.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 02:07:00 am »
Indian blanket flowers are blooming, even under the freezing temperatures at night. English lavender is blooming, too.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 02:13:26 pm »
@sawdustmaker Hmm, I'll have to go back there for a closeup look.

Carolina Laurel buds are starting to open... photo from Jan 30. Seems early.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 04:04:29 pm »
As of the 1st of February. ...

Purple Millettia vines are flowering.
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Almonds also.
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And this one - looks like a decorative cherry, or plum.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 11:04:19 pm »
Okame flowering cherry trees are blooming in middle Georgia.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 11:29:51 am »
Pretty as a flower but not a flower:
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White wax drone comb in new frames.
PS, The redbuds are blooming.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2020, 11:36:54 am »
I drove the central valley of California yesterday (around 400 miles of it anyways). NONE of the commercial almonds are in bloom yet - but the beehives are in place.

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(P.s. - the wild growing almonds where I live are about 50% in bloom - interesting difference, to me.)
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2020, 01:40:30 pm »
I drove the central valley of California yesterday (around 400 miles of it anyways). NONE of the commercial almonds are in bloom yet - but the beehives are in place.

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(P.s. - the wild growing almonds where I live are about 50% in bloom - interesting difference, to me.)
Allen,
That is surprising that the bees are there before the almonds are blooming. I was told that they want to wait until the trees are blooming because the bees will go out and find other sources farther away and then continue to visit the other flowers after the bloom starts.
If there is nothing within 5 to 6 miles, it may not matter.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2020, 11:44:40 am »
Good point Jim. I may have been premature. I drove that stretch again yesterday, and I did see some blooms starting to pop out on the almonds. Very few, but some. So the bloom is starting right now it appears.

Also, here's a pic of some hives still in the staging process.
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So it looks like I caught them in the process of delivery and setup of the hives.

Another note: there really isn't anything else for the bees to target in these large commercial Ag areas right now - nothing else is blooming, that I saw.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 09:00:01 am »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F7GqGPgPcKMkVSXg8
Anyone know what this tree/bush is in southern FL?  When it first bloomed about a month ago the bees were all over it.  Now not so much but you can see it is still blooming.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/uNkrxE5Jq617HkSu7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PxNFukDFWpZojPpq6
« Last Edit: February 16, 2020, 07:00:14 pm by Acebird »
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 07:33:20 am »
Kinda looks like a magnolia. Will be interested in knowing as well

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 08:28:20 am »
Give us a closer look at least and bloom.
Carolina Jasmine blooming in Mid-Georgia.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 04:00:31 pm »
Give us a closer look at least and bloom.
Carolina Jasmine blooming in Mid-Georgia.
Bob,
Your bees should not be touching the jasmine. It is poisonous to them.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2020, 01:59:29 pm »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F7GqGPgPcKMkVSXg8
Anyone know what this tree/bush is in southern FL?  When it first bloomed about a month ago the bees were all over it.  Now not so much but you can see it is still blooming.

Is it a Japanese Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora)?

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Re: Follow the bloom 2020
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2020, 07:00:48 pm »
Added photos to post
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