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  1. #1
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    Default Black Locust Bloom

    I was wondering how far south are the Black Locust blooming. I haven't seen any signs yet.

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    at petal fall in south central Ohio

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    Default Locust bloom

    Right about now I see grape like clusters of flowers and can smell them. Smells great!North Jersey 07081

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    They were in full bloom here last weekend.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Full bloom last week into this week in SW Virginia. Wild cherries and briars are in full bloom this week.

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    Here near Pittsburgh PA, Black locust started blooming about 5 days ago, very strong, full bloom. But weather so cool and rainy, bees having little chance to forage it.

    Joe

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    Bloom is well under way here in Central Ks.

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    Default Blooming in SW Ohio

    Like I have never seen before! I am a FEDEX courier and the Greater Cincinnati area is crazy with locust bloom right now.
    Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association
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    A much heavier bloom than normal this year and it is now beginning to wane. My bees filled some supers!
    Bee just and just bee

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    Black locust started blooming about 5 days ago, very strong, full bloom. But weather so cool and rainy, bees having little chance to forage it.
    Same thing Southeast of you Joe. This weekend is suppose to be nice, hopefully the bees can get out and get some of the locust and poplar.

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    Nothing here yet, on the south shore of Lake Erie. Lake keeps us cooler here in spring, especially this year.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    nothing here yet w/ black locust but it's close. Wild blackberries just barely starting to open.... probably a week yet till full bloom
    Dan Williamson
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    Default Black Locust

    Not even close in Syracuse. This weather is the pits. This weekend with 70's and maybe 80's coming things should "POP!" I have one in my back yard and I watch it every day...hopefully the bees are too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefbeek View Post
    Not even close in Syracuse. This weather is the pits. This weekend with 70's and maybe 80's coming things should "POP!" I have one in my back yard and I watch it every day...hopefully the bees are too!
    Not in the Binghamton area either...the weather has been cold and rainy for tooooooo long!

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    Default Black Locust

    Thanks all! I can't wait and will plan on adding an extra box for each this year.
    It looks like a good spring so far but I am worried about a dry summer up here.
    I love that light honey!

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    It bloomed just this morning(Thursday) outside my office in Indianapolis

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    Smile

    Black locust has not yet started here, in fact some trees have not started to produce leaves yet, the blackberry blossums will be open next week, looks like this may be a good year here in Worthington Pa.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    My Grandma always said that a heavy locust bloom was a sign of a wet June. Also, Ash before Oak, a year of fire and smoke; Oak before Ash, a year of rain and dash. (Based on leafing out.) looks like we are in for a wet june and a dry august around here. Will have to wait till August to see what winter holds, for every fog in August is a snow in January.
    Andy <BR>New Castle, VA

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    Black Locust going on here as well as is wild black cherry and alot of wild flowers. Blackberries and some clovers are real close here in NW Missouri.

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    Black Locust just getting their leaves here in Vermont.

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