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Offline bwallace23350

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2016, 09:27:18 PM »
My bees are working my squash hard now. i will try to borrow a smart phone and take a picture tomorrow.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2016, 04:32:08 PM »
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2016, 06:35:31 PM »
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2016, 07:22:16 PM »
Black Locust was pretty disappointing this year. I think Black cherry and some apples are still blooming. Red and White Clover is doing nicely.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2016, 11:28:12 PM »
Corpus Christi, TX - - - Mesquite trees have been in full bloom for about a week, and several hundred square miles of cotton is just showing their first blooms.
Lots of rain at just the right time says it is going to be a realloy good year - - - for mesquite & cotton blossom honey - - -

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2016, 11:41:45 PM »
Saw Chinese Tallow in bloom today. Not a lot of bees on it. Bees think they are in a dearth. Robbing is horendous. Used sprinkler several times  to break it up.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2016, 01:02:50 AM »

Some of the Chinese Tallow blooms are beginning to be worked here also.  Also saw some Ti Ti in bloom, may not be spelled correct.

Good luck to you and your bees,


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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2016, 10:59:44 AM »
What is Ti Ti?

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2016, 06:11:23 PM »
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2016, 10:55:46 AM »
I have seen some on crape myrtles now also.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2016, 12:14:40 PM »
Crepe Myrtles do not provide nectar, they do not have nectaries.
Just learned that a few months ago  at a bee meeting from David Westervelt, FL Supervisor of Bee Inspectors.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2016, 12:38:36 PM »
Crepe Myrtles do not provide nectar, they do not have nectaries.
Just learned that a few months ago  at a bee meeting from David Westervelt, FL Supervisor of Bee Inspectors.

What about pollen?
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2016, 12:43:41 PM »
Yes they provide pollen.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2016, 01:52:02 PM »
Southwest Oklahoma Mesquites are blooming.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2016, 02:25:46 PM »
Cabbage park is about to bloom.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2016, 09:55:54 PM »
I was surprised to see bees tumbling over each other working the wild grapes in Charlotte.  I would have expected grapes to have set fruit by now.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #57 on: July 22, 2016, 10:14:54 PM »
Here in the mountains of middle TN, the main volume of nectar is sourwood right now (I think). We have a wildflower mix around our yard which they are pollinating (zennias, sunflowers, etc.) and several acres of mostly purple liatris and sumac.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2016, 03:20:58 PM »
Eastern NC Bees starting to come outta dearth mode...Devils walking stick, tallow & fall ornamentals are on the menu until Goldenrod & Aster start up in about a month or so!


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