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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #180 on: February 14, 2017, 07:02:28 PM »
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That looks like a succulent. Wow.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #181 on: February 14, 2017, 09:19:53 PM »
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #182 on: February 14, 2017, 11:53:08 PM »
It's a beautiful world.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #183 on: February 15, 2017, 02:15:52 PM »
Desert Marigold... Just starting up (2 weeks or more early) they will soon be everywhere along with Golden Crownbeard and Brittlebush turning the hillsides yellow.



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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #184 on: February 15, 2017, 03:52:53 PM »
Finally!  2/15/17   66061  I observed my bees bringing in a grayish green or brown pollen today.  I am not too sure what the source is.  It's a little too early for red maples. The silver maples are definitely blooming up in the tree tops.  So, the weeping willows should be too.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #185 on: February 15, 2017, 05:31:48 PM »
California Poppy starting here as well now....








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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #186 on: February 16, 2017, 08:11:16 AM »
Fellow beekeeper in my community reported henbit in bloom on 2/10/17.  66061
Maybe I should rake leaves so my bees can find the hen bit!

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #187 on: February 16, 2017, 11:43:13 AM »
Finally!  2/15/17   66061  I observed my bees bringing in a grayish green or brown pollen today.  I am not too sure what the source is.  It's a little too early for red maples. The silver maples are definitely blooming up in the tree tops.  So, the weeping willows should be too.

According to this site https://www.pollen.com/forecast/current/pollen/66051  you should have Juniper and Elm pollen.  I don't know if your bees know this or not.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #188 on: February 17, 2017, 03:07:45 AM »


According to this site https://www.pollen.com/forecast/current/pollen/66051  you should have Juniper and Elm pollen.  I don't know if your bees know this or not.

 :laugh:  They know something is blooming! 
I trip out to the country to scout a new apiary location showed the elms were in full bloom on 2/16/17.   

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #189 on: February 21, 2017, 09:27:59 PM »
2/21/17 66061  I noticed the witch hazel was in bloom this morning.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #190 on: February 24, 2017, 10:49:10 AM »
Pear trees, redbuds, baby's breath, maples-bees are working hard!
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #191 on: March 07, 2017, 03:27:37 AM »
66061: Dry, dry, dry.  So windy, I am afraid to light the smoker.  Plants under stress conditions.  Tulip trees, Bradford pears, forsythia, some crab apples blooming early.
Currant bush, cat willow started blooming a couple of days ago.  Redbuds started yesterday. Starting to see a few dandelions here and there.  I heard reports of henbit, but haven't seen any.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2017, 09:12:32 AM »
66061  An arctic blast came through here this past weekend and has stayed.  Temperatures have been dropping down to 24-26 degrees overnight.  Those nectar/pollen producers that were in bloom because of the unseasonably warm and dry conditions are probably lost. There were peaches, apricots, nectarines, crabapples, currants, plums, and cat willow.  The dandelions and henbit were starting but they will overcome.  The good news is that some areas received a wee bit of snow.  I was starting to see some color on some of the redbuds. Hopefully the buds were tight enough to withstand this cold snap.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #193 on: March 13, 2017, 11:48:10 AM »
Hope that snow was enough to lessen the fire danger.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #194 on: March 18, 2017, 07:23:55 AM »
66061  Yesterday my neighbor told me to send the girls over.  Her pear is starting to bloom and the peach blossoms are showing color.  The peach will probably start blooming this weekend.  The bees' behavior looks like they are working something out there. Bringing in a light yellow pollen.
Henbit is also beginning to fully bloom.
Crocus that was planted last fall is in full bloom.
Currant is in full bloom with a spicy fragrance that fills the air.  No bees observed working the currant.
cat Willow in full bloom too.  No bees seen on it either.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #195 on: March 19, 2017, 10:18:42 PM »
The peaches and apples were in full bloom last week, then the temp. went to the lower 20's :sad: Don't look good for the Orchards. Went to see our daughter yesterday in Polk county, and there was 100's of acres of Henbit and Deadnettle in full bloom,. The bees are working the cat willow, the creek willows and river Maples, and the Dandelions are coming on strong :yes:. 80's temp. here today, plowed the garden, two corn fields and field for Buckwheat' Hey G3, i'm 6 out of 7 for calves on the ground so far :yes:. Jack

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #196 on: March 20, 2017, 09:21:07 AM »
The peaches and apples were in full bloom last week, then the temp. went to the lower 20's :sad: Don't look good for the Orchards. Went to see our daughter yesterday in Polk county, and there was 100's of acres of Henbit and Deadnettle in full bloom,. The bees are working the cat willow, the creek willows and river Maples, and the Dandelions are coming on strong :yes:. 80's temp. here today, plowed the garden, two corn fields and field for Buckwheat' Hey G3, i'm 6 out of 7 for calves on the ground so far :yes:. Jack

Jack, you have been one busy guy!

Henbit is in full bloom and starting to see dandelions pop up.  Redbud's are starting to show some color.  The neighbor's peach and pear are starting to open.  My bees have been reported as working them hard.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #197 on: April 04, 2017, 08:05:12 AM »
66061:  Fruit bearing apples 3/30.  Full bloom on 4/2.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #198 on: April 14, 2017, 09:44:40 AM »
Things are happening  :yes: Red bud, Dogwood, wild plum, dandelions,Gooseberry, crimson clover, Turnip and Rape blooming. On a sad note , a neighbor came over and said his buddy died that had three hives on his place that he wanted me to have. Said i had helped him when he had problems or questions with his bees. He was a good man and friend, But, cigarette's took him. :sad: Gods speed Buddy. Jack

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #199 on: April 17, 2017, 11:27:23 PM »
Locust is in bloom here. Hope it's a good flow this year. Blackberries bloomed Easter afternoon. Had Easter squall and blackberry winter in the same day!
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