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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2015, 07:56:11 AM »
Black locust and black cherry in bloom, but cool weather to set in the next couple days. :sad:

Lows in the 40's high in the sixties. Not too far from normal, but not as nice as we have been having the last week.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2015, 12:27:29 PM »
Bees were working on popcorn trees ( Chinese Tallow). Not a lot of activity at the hives but the trees were full of bees.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2015, 10:51:25 PM »
First linden opened today. No bees yet.

Bees on white clover.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2015, 10:54:33 PM »
Could you post a photo of the linden tree bloom?

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2015, 11:07:47 PM »
I can snag some pics tomorrow, the tree is 20 mi up the road from me.

Here's one off the web in the meantime.


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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2015, 09:26:15 PM »
I'm starting to see crape myrtles open here.  Saw bees on them 2 weeks ago in downtown Jax.  Odd enough there are a few stands of goldenrod with some blooms open too. A little bit of palmetto seems to be around still.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2015, 09:49:55 PM »
Black locust in full bloom here. Iris buds are starting and blueberry bushes are in bloom.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2015, 09:02:53 AM »
In Baker county, the commercial beeks pulled the supers off of their hives. They will probably remove them this week. Usually that means that everything is done until fall but the popcorn trees are in full bloom with lots of bees on them.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2015, 10:55:13 PM »
The Sumac and multiflora rose blooming now.Different wildflowers are  starting to pop out. The noneybees and bumblebees are crazy about the flowering fronds on the asparagus too,.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2015, 11:00:38 PM »
Chestnuts, white clover full blown and Sumac getting ready to pop. G
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #70 on: June 15, 2015, 09:54:36 PM »
Lupine has been blooming for a while but I saw some Joe pie weed and milkweed with buds today.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2015, 12:22:55 PM »
I have a few milkweed flowers open but lots of buds on the rest of them. I also have a lot of clover in bloom.
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2015, 10:52:37 PM »
A big sumac I saw bees on last year has been blooming a week or so.

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2015, 09:00:18 AM »
Summer in the Keys....Royal Poinciania is in bloom, Coconut and other Palms, my Macadamia Nut tree is blooming in the front yard, the secondary Gumbo Limbo bloom is on and as always the ever blooming Jatropha trees are covered from dawn until 10 am every day. The girls are presented with a rainbow of pollen colors and judging by what they are bringing back they are hitting a little bit of everything. All is well in Paradise :-)
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2015, 12:31:01 PM »
KLB,
I don't know about Key Largo but there is a beekeeper in Tampa Bay area that has documented pulling 100# of honey per hive, 4 times a year. That is right, 400 pound per hive per year. He only had 4 hives. His income exceeded the $15,000 per year limit for hobbyist beekeeping. The inspector told him not to worry about it.
Let us know if you end up seeing anything close to this.
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