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« on: September 28, 2013, 02:24:39 PM »

Hello....lower hudson valley NY here... Are there any flowers that the bees can work after the goldenrod flow?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 04:40:50 PM »

Hello....lower hudson valley NY here... Are there any flowers that the bees can work after the goldenrod flow?

None in New England that I know of  rolleyes
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 04:52:44 PM »

You guys don't have aster out that's way? Goldenrod is burnt out but my bees are still working the aster.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 06:53:40 PM »

I'm in a different climate, but bees have just started working English Ivy.  I understand this is a very late flow in Europe as well.

  It makes terrible, terrible honey, so use to backfill the brood nest. It is pretty productive, though the yellow jackets like to work it as well.

  Not that common to see both yellow jackets and bees working the same bloom -- I have late fennel/ainse which the YJ work but the bees won't touch.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 09:13:01 PM »

Bees are still on Asters here in central NH.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 09:51:52 PM »

We still have a little goldenrod and aster left but I cant imagine for much longer. Temps are 70s day and 40s night
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 10:50:18 PM »

Hello....lower hudson valley NY here... Are there any flowers that the bees can work after the goldenrod flow?
Snow crocus in about 5 months. grin

Actually the last flowers my bees work are Dahlias (for the pollen).  They work those Dahlias like kids in a candy store after everything else is dead or done.  Another good reason for planting some Dahlias.  The Dahlia flowers don’t normally get toasted until we get a hard frost.     

Asters are still going here in MI.  Looks like at least another good week of weather here.  applause
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2013, 07:03:31 AM »

We've had a bumper crop of asters this year and there still going strong in my neck of the woods.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 05:41:16 PM »

there's a little bit of goldenrod still around but it must be done cuz' i'm not seeing any bees working it. i am seeing them on my cosmos, mooflowers ( datura ), & my neighbor's mums ( asters ). i've just started feeding.
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 06:48:53 PM »

Goldenrod has been done for about 3 weeks, Asters are nearly done, but our garden is still getting plenty of company. 

One plant in particular is a Purple Mallow (an annual, looks like a small holly hock, produces loads of seeds) that we planted many years ago and it still leaves us volunteers all over the garden every year, very frost hardy, as are a few hybrid asters, also cosmos, dahlias and Desdemona's  are still getting lots of attention from my bees. 

There's Not anything blooming in the woods around that I know of.  We've had several frosts already, a couple were enough to kill most garden forage.
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 08:28:21 PM »

Maples bloom out after the goldenrods here.   But that is a few months after the goldenrods are long dead.   
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 08:46:46 PM »

Chicory will bloom until a really hard freeze...
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2013, 10:32:06 PM »

I second TBeek on the cosmos.  They are also a favorite at the very end of the season.
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