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Offline FloridaGardener

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Follow the bloom 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:25:47 am »
It is time. 

About half of the bees returning to the hive are bringing in pollen.  Most is hi-vis orange...maybe ornamental cabbage?
A little is white. It's not the Sasanqua Camellias which are still in bloom - their pollen is yellow.


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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 12:10:06 pm »
Great to see that your bees are active. The bees in my neck of the woods will not have any flying das for another 8 weeks.
Despite my efforts the bees are doing great

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 05:27:55 pm »
Got a white and orange colored pollen coming into my hives right now. The yellow probably is Spanish Needle but not sure about the white. Just noticed that some of the maples are starting to bud which is real early this year and could be the source of the white pollen. 

Offline Bob Wilson

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 09:14:21 pm »
It's crazy.
I always thought spring started in March/April around here, but after I started making bee notes last year, I realize maple trees will be blooming a week and a half from now. Being a beek has changed my whole seasonal outlook.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 08:49:07 pm »
Southern Red Cedar is putting out yellow pollen here.
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 10:15:16 pm »
Strange that bees will pull pollen from one type of camelia, but leave other varieties alone.
My bees are pulling in a lot of pollen right now.

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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 10:45:48 pm »
Strange that bees will pull pollen from one type of camelia, but leave other varieties alone.
My bees are pulling in a lot of pollen right now.
Maybe those other varieties are pollenless.  Sometimes flowers bred for a specific color or petal type end up sterile. 

Also, Jim, shouldn't this thread be stickied?       
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Re: Follow the bloom 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 10:53:16 pm »
Yes.
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