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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #3058  by Jim Norfolk
 13 May 2019, 08:23
I definitely got hawthorn last year. There is a long hedge of it close by which we walk by daily with the dogs and I could see the bees working it. Not only that the hive reaked of hawthorn blossom in the evening. I never saw the honey as the bees ate it in the June gap :(
 #3207  by Chrisbarlow
 21 May 2019, 14:37
Driving round yesterday and the gorse is still flowering. OSR is still flowering but it looks like it's finally starting to finish in many fields.
 #3219  by Jim Norfolk
 22 May 2019, 13:38
OSR a mile away still in flower, plus sycamore, hawthorn and now raspeberries, loads of grey white pollen. Its warm the sun is shining and I have started removing surplus honey. :D
 #3287  by Chrisbarlow
 28 May 2019, 18:14
NigelP wrote:
22 May 2019, 19:58
Judging by the red pollen coming the girls have now found the Chestnut....
I've done some extracting this week and found some darker honey, I believe this will be horse Chestnut , unless others have some insight
 #3292  by MickBBKA
 29 May 2019, 01:34
Chrisbarlow wrote:
21 May 2019, 14:37
Driving round yesterday and the gorse is still flowering. OSR is still flowering but it looks like it's finally starting to finish in many fields.
Gorse flowers 12 months a year.
 #3293  by Chrisbarlow
 29 May 2019, 09:19
MickBBKA wrote:
29 May 2019, 01:34
Chrisbarlow wrote:
21 May 2019, 14:37
Driving round yesterday and the gorse is still flowering. OSR is still flowering but it looks like it's finally starting to finish in many fields.
Gorse flowers 12 months a year.
That makes sense. I'm still seeing it flowering now
 #3306  by NigelP
 30 May 2019, 08:16
Hence the old saying ..".When gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season"
Everything is going over here or past it's best.... 1st Of June on Saturday....really looking like a proper June gap.
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