I do a lot of gardening and I can say for sure that everything is phenologically early in the Northeast this year. From the first ripe tomato, to strawberries, blueberries, flowers - everything has been at least 2 weeks early here all season.
This seems to include goldenrod, which has already been blooming for about 2 weeks. I never really paid much attention to goldenrod until I became a beek, but if memory serves, it doesn't usually bloom until mid-late August, right? Anyway, I'm just wondering what the consequence of this will be for bees if the goldenrod flow is early, but then peters out early too?