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« on: June 23, 2012, 03:03:07 PM »

I have some hives in a remote area surrounded by woods, pine and hardwood. It is hot and dry here but they are packing honey supers. What could they possibly be getting nectar from this time of the year?


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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 04:28:14 PM »

flowers?
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »

Mine are packing from wild babes breath and black eyed suzzies that are all over the area. plus I have noticed that some of the pines are producing bud blooms with all the rain we have been having. Things are blooming this year longer due to the good rain we were having the past couple of months. now its strating to dry out. hope we get some tropical weather before long.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 05:15:38 PM »

I was wondering if some tree was blooming in the woods. I don't think bees forage pine trees?  What ever, I am thankful. I have others pollinating squash and others on sunflowers that are packing it in.


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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 05:40:00 PM »

Lots of weeds are blooming in the fields.   Just look on the sides of the roads where they don't have it in the budget to mow anymore.   By mid July everything will be cooked.    I am still waiting on the sourwoods. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »

Lots of weeds are blooming in the fields.   Just look on the sides of the roads where they don't have it in the budget to mow anymore.   By mid July everything will be cooked.    I am still waiting on the sourwoods. 

Hey anyone got a pic of sourwood tree in bloom. I can't figure out what one looks like but there is a tree with fine blooms that the girls are hitting. My wife calls it a praying tree because the leaves fold up when you rub them. ( personally I'm the opposite of that when she rubs me. tongue)

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2012, 07:53:39 PM »

John, that would be mimosa aka silktree if the leaves look like feathers (pinnate)  and the blooms are oink powder puffs.
Sourwood aka sorrel is sometimes called lily if the valley tree because the blooms are birne on long curved stems like a lily of the valley.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 07:59:09 PM »

Do bees work mimosa?


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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 11:35:20 PM »

Do bees work mimosa?


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They must My neighbor has 3 large ones in his front yard and the bees are all over them. I don't know if they get anything but they seem to like his. maybe they are getting moisture off them?

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 12:36:28 AM »

Mine work them also, more last year than this I think.



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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 08:55:15 AM »

Sourwood pics.    You can see them from the road by the white flowers.

http://www.google.com/search?q=sourwood+tree&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnsfd&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vw3nT6X1DIaC8QTJ9OCPAQ&ved=0CH4QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=603
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 09:53:59 AM »

Do sourwood trees grow in Florida? I'd like to plant a couple if they would grow.

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 02:52:14 PM »

I doubt it.   But try it anyways.    Start out with a dozen or so to see if they will grow.   If they do, then you can price up a bulk truck load of them to plant.   
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 02:19:58 PM »

Nature, try you never know.  I was stold the Red Delicious apples wouldn't work here.  I planted several varieties of apples that were for here, the reds did better and lived longer than the rest.  Go for it and good luck.



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