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Offline L Daxon

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Daffodils in bloom
« on: February 16, 2012, 01:35:37 PM »
I was shocked to see daffodils in full bloom at church last Sunday.  Yesterday the ones in my yard bloomed out -- in mid-February!
The girls are bringing in pollen like crazy.  I am sure there must be brood but I don't want to pull the frames to look.  At this rate they will be swarming in March.
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Offline Vance G

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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 09:06:45 AM »
They are bringing in pollen and almost certainly brooding up so don't let them starve!  So many people are surprised when bees starve out in the spring.  I bet there will be a lot of colony loss this year because people will assume they are bringing in nectar.  These early sources are mostly just pollen.

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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 12:57:25 PM »
Yes, I am making sure they have plenty to eat.  Just added a full super of honey from a deadout I had. And will keep watching.  I am sure they could be going through stores fast, as active as they have been.  You would think it was June as busy as the front of the hive is on sunny days in the 50s and 60s.
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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 06:20:56 AM »
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Our daffodils bloom in the middle of May.
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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 09:41:38 AM »
My bees have bringing in lots of red pollen, now there is a little yellow and orange coming in.

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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 09:58:02 AM »
The alders started flowering a couple days ago, most the trees look ready to go here.
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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
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Our daffodils bloom in the middle of May.
   Well if they were here, this year they would be blooming in March.

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Re: Daffodils in bloom
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 12:03:37 AM »
My bees are bringing in pollen now too, I noticed a couple of dandelions today also. This mild weather has lots of stuff budding out early.