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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 05:45:12 PM »
Great! I'm located almost exactly where 3 regions meet. That pretty much covers about 1/3 of the nation. It will be difficult to narrow that down.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 06:01:50 PM »
Hey, it could be worse! I live in "Area 13"  :o
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:30:12 PM »
We have lots of hazel nut aka filbert pollen. 
I don't know.It was like that when I got here.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 09:01:04 AM »
im right on that line where i fall between 8 and 11. just more choices for the bees i guess. how well do they like lilac? every thing i have looked up thus far has no mention of it.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 10:21:49 AM »
mama, lilac is of no value (pollen or nectar) to honey bees, and they don't work it.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 10:37:58 PM »
mama, lilac is of no value (pollen or nectar) to honey bees, and they don't work it.

I can attest to that mama, I have a huge lilac and I see lots of bumble bees but never a honey bee ~
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 07:55:18 AM »
In normal years ??? the river maples and willow trees start budding out the second or third week in Feb.,but this year it's anyone's guess? Jack

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 10:04:38 PM »
i just want to add, iddee's first post, the honey bee forage map is pretty cool, click on your state and it gives you in general what blooms and when, end bloom date, and the plant type.

papakeith's post # 4 is also a great reference tool as well for nectar sources for honey bees in the USA and can be sorted by the columns.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 05:38:50 PM »
Thanks! Very useful links.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 01:45:49 PM »
here's a clip i took an hour ago here in south central virginia

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 02:16:51 PM »
That was wonderful Ralph.. I watched it twice, then closed my eyes for the third run through and pretended I could feel the sun on my face.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 04:58:45 PM »
That was wonderful Ralph.. I watched it twice, then closed my eyes for the third run through and pretended I could feel the sun on my face.

oh dear. you're out 'there'. I see. Look I got a friend out there that's bout ready to throw in the towel with bees. Maybe you can jerk a knot in his neck and get him straight. Find me on facebook and I'll point you to him. Plus you can tame his evil crap down.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 11:42:50 PM »
LOL!

   I don't have facebook anymore. They shut me down half a dozen times when I was trying to message my son when he was in Afganistan.  Apparently thought maybe I was in cahoots with terrorists or something.. anyhow, after a bit of anger, I was back and doing OK.. then I get a message that they don't think I am a real person. In order to reactivate my account, they want a photocopy of my Drivers Licenses and my Social Security number...    Uhh, I DON'T think so!!!!
    A dozen Emails and more messages, and NEVER one response...  I eventually gave up..   so..   No help on Facebook, but if I see your friend one day while I am "out there" I'll be ready to jerk that knot into place!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 02:20:10 AM »
Good day, they've never asked me for info like that. Sounds like a phishing attempt where a con artist hacker attempts to get you to submit data to a lookalike site/email and gain your financial information/identity.

Talked to him yesterday he said he's near waterloo, said you are like 3 hours away.

I told him about this site and your username if he signs up he might hunt you up.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 09:58:27 AM »
Good deal! Tell em if he doens't get in here I'll drive up there eat his food and drink his beer. Might even run off with his dog!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2014, 05:46:09 PM »
Here are a couple of books on plants for bees.
Plants for Beekeeping in Canada & Northern USA.    Jane Ramsay
Honey Plants of Harvey B Lovell             Lawrence R. Goltz, Gleenings in Bee Culture
Honey Judge, Beekeeping Display Coordinator, Armstrong Fair and Rodeo.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2014, 08:45:03 PM »
Henbit here in East Kentucky, next to the brick on the south side of the foundation.  About three weeks late.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2014, 07:20:33 PM »
Dutch clover is beginning to bloom, the Black Locust is usually in bloom on May 10th here, but will be about a week late this year. Looks like the cold winter we had has killed my thornless blackberry canes for this year new canes are starting from there roots, will be a shortage of berries thisyear in our area. Jack