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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #7431  by Steve 1972
 27 May 2020, 18:09
I have two mature huge Ceanothus shrubs in the garden that are nearly in full bloom and covered in bumbles ..no hives or Nucs here at the moment as it is too close to a footpath for this time of the year..

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 #7441  by Chrisbarlow
 27 May 2020, 23:20
OSR looks like it's coming to an end. I'm surprised it's lasted so long but speaking to one of my Farmers he stated one of his fields is going through a second flowering due to being water logged earlier on in the year.
 #7479  by Japey Edge
 29 May 2020, 11:29
OSR maybe has a week or so left here.

Forgive me if I get these wrong - I was using the Google Lens app to identify these:
Elder is coming into flower
Blackberry has started
Horse chestnut is in flower
Plenty of normal-sized and giant daisies
Plenty of clover

So it seems the bees have plenty to still go at in my area.
 #7542  by AdamD
 02 Jun 2020, 09:14
Elder is flowering.
Early blackberry is too - there seems to be two types; the early type and then what I describe as 'main crop' blackberry which follows.
Horse Chestnut is finished now.
Lime is not out yet (I opened a sticky gate yesterday which alerted me to a lime tree above).

Bees seem to be getting nectar in the afternoons rather than the morning.
 #7914  by Chrisbarlow
 23 Jun 2020, 22:28
I've seen some rosebay Willow herb this evening in flower.
 #7933  by Chrisbarlow
 24 Jun 2020, 19:25
NigelP wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 18:45
Bramble out in swathes in sheltered areas and the bees are on it already.
Same here and thistle too. It's looking like a good year
 #8075  by Chrisbarlow
 30 Jun 2020, 17:47
Plenty of ragwort out,but it has been for weeks

Up in north Yorkshire on Sunday and saw the odd spot of Heather in flower

On the snake pass to Manchester last night and saw quite a bit of Heather in flower, it was on the road side growing a rock face going up maybe 30-40 feet and along the road for several hundred feet.
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