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  1. #1
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    Default Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Same as other years.

    Post Your Bloom Dates - 2013
    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

    Extra big thanks to Barry for collecting this info. I have found it very useful.

    Bloom Dates - 2012: http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...oom-Dates-2012
    Last edited by Barry; 01-31-2013 at 07:20 AM. Reason: add link

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    Default Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    95684 Somerset, CA Elevation of 2450ft.
    1/7/2013
    Manzanita

    There are about 10 huge plants on a south facing slope that started blooming yesterday and this is about 4-5 weeks early for us. The buds on the north facing side and ones in the shade are still tightly closed but my bees are going crazy for the open ones today as the high is supposed to be close to 60 deg and the low last night was 28 deg. I haven't seen any evidence of other Manzanita in the area blooming yet but I haven't really looked either.
    Last edited by JMat; 01-08-2013 at 12:58 PM.

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    Default Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Thanks Graham
    Last edited by Fishman43; 01-08-2013 at 05:42 PM. Reason: Info provided in post 4

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    Default Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman43 View Post
    Is there a consolidated archive of this from past years somewhere? I.E. a spreadsheet that is searchable by zip code, region, etc, other than just the long threads?
    This thread addresses that issue:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...oom-Dates-2011

    However, the link in post #1 (of the above thread) does not open for me. The domain is active, but the spreadsheet/app page does not open, and returns an error.

    The closest that I can get is this page:
    http://www.drobbins.net/bees/
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    30316 - Atlanta, GA
    12-25-2012 - Continue to Bloom (Bees have been working on days above 45 degrees)
    Red Maple

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    1-12-13 they started bringing in pollen here in hendersonville nc yesterday. not much but it`s a start!!! also found a big prety queen dead in front of one of my hives. the hive is not dead, scared to go in it right now. don`t want to get them started robbing but ill check and see if there is a quenn in that hive first chance i get.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    I checked my hives in Stuart, Va, today (1/13) and they are bringing in lots of yellow pollen. They have been collecting it long enough to have packed into wallet sized areas of brood comb. They are also bringing in a green pollen. I don't know the source of either of the pollens.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    It's now the 2013 blooming season. I'm sad to say that my blueberry bushes are blooming. The bees might like it, but it's risky for getting a good fruit set and survival.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Redwood City, CA. Eucalyptus is blooming, and Acacia is almost there. Lots of mustard as well.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Riverside County CA
    Just got the first blooms on my lemon tree, Still has fruit on it from last season. Bees are strongly working Rosemary and one Eucalyptus tree that just bloomed. Many more Eucalyptus ready to pop open. Nights are down to about 33-35 F with one night dropping to 27F. Days warm to mid 50's but today warmer at 67F. Last month (Dec) bees were working pollen on a Loquat tree. Rain here two weeks ago, hillsides now sprouting grasses.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Citrus County, Florida, zone 9a

    Weather has been very warm, 80 F highs with lows in 40's at night. "Cold snap" moving in this week (highs below 60 F and lows in high 30 F).

    Pollen of all sorts has been pouring in since winter solstice.

    Pine scrub: Rusty Lyonia is starting and bees working it hard today.

    Backyard: Persian lime is just about done and bloomed out, bees done and moved on. Lemon flower buds still in developing stages.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    My bees were all over a few maple trees here in East TN today. I am not really sure what my normal time is for maple bloom. Walt? I am very close to your area as far as time frame.
    Rye

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Nashville TN 37210
    First dandelion today-- 72 degrees last Friday, low of 15 tonight.
    A flowering quince bush is in full bloom--last year I logged them on 3/11. Don't have a clue what that means!

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Henbit, 50 miles south of Montgomery, Alabama

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    Nashville TN 37210

    Daffodils Jan. 26

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Fletcher, (western) NC 28732
    Maple, and a couple of other trees I didn't have time to stop and see, are starting.

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Dallas, TX and first blooms are seen

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    Default Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Here is a 2013 input. I figured I'ld do it now or forget.

    72012
    28 Jan 2013

    Maple
    Henbit
    a very small white flower with a couple bees. not many
    Today temperature dropped again.

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    Default Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    I just realized the title of this thread is "Post Your Bloom Dates-2012"...'reckon we need to start a new thread for 2013????

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    Default Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Quote Originally Posted by Intheswamp View Post
    ...'reckon we need to start a new thread for 2013????
    Uhhh, there is already one for 2013 ...
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...oom-dates-2013!

    The 2012 thread is a "Sticky", while the "2013" one is not.

    Keep in mind that "database" that was intended to make all this data in a searchable form appears to be no longer maintained/available. (see the 2013 thread for more info in that). The usefulness for this information without someone loading it into an accessible database is rather limited, in my opinion. And the failure of many posts to contribute data in the *requested* style may have contributed to to the difficulty in maintaining the database.

    P.S. If you are wondering how this post and also post #19 fit into this thread, its because they were originally posted in the 2012 thread. Then Barry "un-sticky-ed" the 2012 thread, made the 2013 thread a sticky, and moved these posts to the 2013 thread.
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 01-31-2013 at 07:37 AM. Reason: update with P.S.
    Graham
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