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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2015, 07:29:30 PM »
I got this buy way of facebook- http://www.michiganbees.org/-

http://pollinator.org/guides.htm

uses your zipcode
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2015, 08:47:49 AM »
I got this buy way of facebook- http://www.michiganbees.org/-

http://pollinator.org/guides.htm

uses your zipcode

   Pretty good resource. PDF with information on local area pollen and nectar sources, as well as a lot more, but the chart with bloom times etc is Nice!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2015, 10:21:58 AM »
The Black Locust never bloomed this year?

This is a late response to your statement, Jack, but I just read that only 1 out of 5 years will be a good bloom/forage year for black locust.
I sure would like to have one because the aroma is fantastic.  Anyone have some black locust seed pods they would be willing to mail me?

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2016, 11:33:26 AM »

Is this plant hen bit, and do bees forage on it?  This picture was taken on January 11th of this year.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2016, 02:13:43 PM »
Could be? there is a dead nettle that looks like it, but i don't know how to tell them apart? Jack

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2016, 03:37:49 PM »
 I don't know the name of the plant either but my yard is full of them, comes up before any other plant and I have seen bees on them.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2016, 01:53:08 PM »
Hi Gang!

This is Neill's Jeannie  ;D
He asked me to id a plant that was pictured here-it is dead nettle- a near look alike is hen bit- the main id difference is where the flowers are on the plant. here are pictures of both - (we have snow !)








Hope this helps- I have seen wild bees in our area foraging on both of them. Blessing Jeannie
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« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2016, 02:52:16 PM »
thanks 'neil's jeannie'!!!........... :D

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2016, 04:23:53 PM »
@Jeannie:

Thanks for the informative post.  If bees forage on it, I don't care what is called, but I am still happy to know the correct name.  I have never heard the name "dead nettle."  This little plant grows in clusters, and it is not uncommon to see an acre of more of this plant in one location.  It is an early bloomer here.  Thanks again for the identification. 

lazy

Hmmmm, we now see who the smart one is in this family.  :):):)

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« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2016, 11:04:23 PM »
lazy,
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2016, 11:11:05 PM »
 :D
They both are prolific groundcovers- another usually blooming at the same time is a pretty little vetch - pale violet color much more delicate in color.... can't find  a picture, tho. I love watching our girls fly against the sun...Neill is the bee guy , tho. Thanks for all the good info you have helped us with gang.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2016, 01:39:36 PM »
lol!  now i am really going to have to read neil's posts more closely to figure out who's posting!............. :D :D :D
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2016, 12:59:50 AM »
RB,
Jeannie has always been a storehouse of info on wild plants, herbs and wild foraging. To me they were always weeds but she knows them all and what they are good for.
She has had severe anaphalactic reaction to wasp sting in the past and just about any sting will send her to the medicine cabinet for benadryl and sometimes the epipen. She loves the bees but is terrified of them at the same time.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2016, 01:19:36 AM »
I wanted to find out more about weeds after my brothers, buddies, and my self broke out in whelps and itched like crazy one summer when we had a wrestling match, without shirts on. :o We know why they call it smart weed now. :D Jack

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« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2016, 11:37:23 PM »
smarts, don't it Jack! :)
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2016, 12:12:14 PM »
maple, witch hazel and maybe alder blooming here
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2016, 01:01:11 PM »
"RB,
Jeannie has always been a storehouse of info on wild plants, herbs and wild foraging. To me they were always weeds but she knows them all and what they are good for.
She has had severe anaphalactic reaction to wasp sting in the past and just about any sting will send her to the medicine cabinet for benadryl and sometimes the epipen. She loves the bees but is terrified of them at the same time."


neil, it's nice to have someone here with a 'plant' brain!  my mom and mr. river are the same way, and i have two friends that are horticulturists.  often times someone here posts a pic of something asking for help to identify it.  hope we can take advantage of her skills!

stings? benadryl and eppy's?  i am quite familiar.  i am also allergic, but i still keep them, so far, so good! i hope someday for her that she can relax and not be so terrified.  best wishes to her! she can read here:

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2016, 09:49:48 PM »
Neills' :) Jeannie here- RB thanks for the words of encouragement- I love watching the girls- and am fine until they start getting friendly LOL most of the time I can manage my pheromones - but occasionally have to just walk away. Been on the ventilator several times, so have to be safe- yet love the silly critters . I keep going down to the bee yard...sound familiar?

It has been fun ,learning to see my herbs through the eyes of beekeeper Neill!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2016, 08:55:30 AM »
Bees bringing in light yellow and pale greenish yellow pollen in the Clinton Lake, Douglas County, KS area.  It looked like elms and maples blooming.  The willows have just finished blooming.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2016, 09:38:20 AM »

Is this plant hen bit, and do bees forage on it?  This picture was taken on January 11th of this year.



Hi lazy shooter, I just read your post. Our bees will work henbit. Sometimes they find something else more appealing.  Up here, some beekeepers get VERY excited to see the henbit bloom.  I looked at my records and last year henbit bloomed on 3/26, the apples trees were a couple of days later, with dandelions close behind on 3/31.  So henbit kind of signals the beginning of the exciting food resources for our girls.

 

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