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  1. #1
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    Default Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    What is needed:

    •zipcode
    •date when the plant first bloomed
    •name of the plant
    •any comment you add gets added to the database so give detailed info about what was going on, if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments

    Bloom Dates - 2010: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237006
    Bloom Dates - 2004 - 2009: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194126

    Complied data available here: http://www.drobbins.net/bees/blooms.html
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    93117
    2/1/2011
    Blue Gum Eucalyptus

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    36853, 2-5-2011 red maple

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    28782
    Feb 7th 2011
    himalayan Saracocca
    Continued Japanese Camillia

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    94519
    ornamental fruits

    Some varieties started already
    Dan

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    94583
    02/05/2011

    wild mustard
    some apple varieties
    almond
    ornamental fruit

    All in multiple zips in the area.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    94519
    acacia

    full bloom
    Dan

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    Henbit
    2-13-11
    39773
    Don't think you are on the right road simply because it is a well worn pathway.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    37130
    Noticed they have started blooming recently

    Chickweed
    Bittercress

    Haven't seen the bees on them but they are bringing in mainly a light yellow pollen but one colony is bringing in orange pollen.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    • in Canada, so postal code: V8L 5S8
    • many items in bloom now: Witch hazels, Snow Crocus, Hellebore, Cyclamen coum, Sarcococca ruscifolia, Various heathers, Viburnum tinus


    I started a winter flower collection and am tracking the details on my web site (http://aprici.com).

    The bees in this area started gathering pollen on Jan 28.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    2/17/11

    77964, South Central Texas

    Lots of pollen from cedar trees.
    Viburnums (don't know which variety) are starting.
    Chickweed. (Called 'honeysuckle' by local kids who like to suck the nectar out.)

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    94706
    2/06/2011
    All in One Almond
    Mil Apostol - Chef, Beekeeper, Gardener, Forager, and Geocacher
    http://www.UrbanFarmAndBeehives.com

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    38501
    2-17-2011
    Red Maple

    Middle TN - We've just had a week of springlike weather - noticed a few trees with open blooms today - 70 degrees and sunny.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    42053
    2-18-2011
    Red Maple
    A week of temps in mid 60s

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    40508
    2/18/11 Bees bringing in pollen, can see some maple trees beginning to bloom. Not sure if maples are the source. When I look at the pollen collected from a bee under a microscope it is football shaped w/ very rounded ends. color is dull yellow/khaki. Bees have been active for three days. This is the first day I have seen pollen coming into the hives. any input?

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    22315-Alexandria VA

    Yesterday, 17 Feb, was the first 65F day since fall. I noticed a few bees bringing in large loads of very pale yellow pollen and dancing it out on the combs when I put on patties. Today, about 4 out of 5 bees coming in were carrying the same stuff.

    Probably maple, which I heard is the first thing to bloom around here.

    I'll check the patties in a week to see if they're even eating it...

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    75631-Far North East Texas.
    2/19/2011
    Wild Onion
    Henbit
    Dandelion
    Cedar
    Narcissis
    Dafodil
    Willow

    The girls are bringing it in in buckets.
    Last edited by Growing Boy; 02-19-2011 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Just cuz.

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    37130 (M'boro, TN)

    2/19/11

    Crocus - just starting
    Daffodil - just starting
    Forsythia - just starting
    Winter Honeysuckle - just starting

    Bees here at home are heavily bringing in the pollen.
    Out on a farm I have a apiary and don't see anything blooming and almost no pollen coming in.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    76084

    2/21/2011

    40 miles due south of DFW airport...

    dandelion flowers

    Oleander throwing seed...(Still trying to convince the wife we need to get rid of this sucker!)

    Pecan tree I planted late fall is budding.

    Neighbor's Bartlett pear is budding...

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

    47454
    2-21-11
    Red Maple
    Cedar
    With 70 degrees on 2-18 started seeing lots of cedar pollen coming in. Noticed the Red maples blooming today the 21st. A few days of good weather forage starting the 12th and now rain on the 21st.

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