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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #2271  by MickBBKA
 10 Mar 2019, 01:18
Daffs out, snowdrops finished, crocus almost finished, prunis killed by frost, gale force wind and rain this week and snow today, blackthorn about halfway, hazel and alder finished, tulips just appearing.
Colonies all blitzing their way through fondant and pollen subs even though some still heft OK, some are quite light but 2 I can't even lift. Looking at those they could do with a super now as every seam is packed with bees and had 6 frames of brood 2 weeks ago which I don't usually see until April / May.

My 8th year keeping bees and I have still never had 2 springs the same.

Cheers, Mick.
 #2340  by Chrisbarlow
 13 Mar 2019, 20:25
I have some a small peach tree in the garden in blossom at the moment and I have a dennistons superb plum tree that also looks like its going to be in flower shortly.
 #2353  by Chrisbarlow
 16 Mar 2019, 10:43
yep, the plum trees in the gardens are bursting with bud now. i need to bring a nuc back home to make sure I get a good set.
 #2419  by Chrisbarlow
 21 Mar 2019, 18:43
the OSR looks like its starting to flower, only a month early.
 #2422  by Cable_Fairy
 21 Mar 2019, 20:56
Most of my girls are flying North East and coming back with fluorescent yellow pollen, I cant see anything in the valley which is remotely yellow so maybe they are going over the hill to the north.
 #2423  by MickBBKA
 21 Mar 2019, 23:00
Mine are working pussy willow, some hazel which has been delayed, Ivy and primrose at the moment, hazel is bright yellow.

Cheers, Mick.
 #2438  by Chrisbarlow
 22 Mar 2019, 20:39
and I am starting to see more and more dandelions along road sides.