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Nectar Flows in Northern California?
« on: June 15, 2005, 08:48:12 PM »
Are there distinct nectar flow periods in the San Francisco Bay Area? This is my first full year of beekeeping, and I remember checking my lone hive (I now have three) that I got in August of last year, for the honey situation in September, and did not have more than 70% of the frames capped at that time. I did not check again, until I noticed swarming activity early this March, at which time the super was completely filled. This led me to believe that there is a secondary late summer/early fall nectar flow in this region. I'd like to know what the primary spring/summer nectar flow period is, or is it more or less continuous from spring to fall?

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Oyster
Concord, CA  (San Francisco Bay Area)