Ornamental Bradford Pear Tree
Dallas, TX - dandelions, fruit trees, henbit, redbuds, elms, willows, mulberry tress, mistletoe, maples, daffodils, Irises, quince, camelias, azaleas - on warmer days the bees are very active and bringing in loads of pollen
Bees working red maples in Big Stone Gap VA, 24219.
Las Vegas Nevada
Purple sage just started, Rosemary has buds, All the fruit trees just forming buds about 3 weeks out from full blooms, plum is just starting
First week in March about 2 weeks early
High 60- Low 40
Weather dry this year so far abut windy
My frist year of having bees.
Venus, Tx 40 miles south of DFW airport
plum trees today, bradford pear a few days ago on some of them, some by next week. Finally seeing a little henbit...was every where last year.
Weather is about to go nasty this week...big wind and rain (predicted highs mid 50s...lows low 30s)...and 30 mph north winds tomorrow
The first crocus bloomed today! I had one small snowdrop bloom last week on Monday, but then it froze. This is in Monkton, Md 21111. Finally spring may be thinking about coming.
Snowdrops in full bloom, purple and white crocus blooming in the yard, daffodils just about to pop out by the back fence. Maples in bloom down the road a bit closer to the river.
I've seen a couple dandelions out of sequence, too, deadnettle just starting to show buds after blooming in December.
>Today has been a wonderful day, i opened up my hive for inspection and after i remove the lid and set it aside, i see my queen run around the top of the frames and crawled onto my hive tool. 1st month into bee keeping and first time i saw my queen since i got my hive.
awesome! welcome to beesource.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives
04 March 2013 Second bloom after weather killed off first couple blooms from a few weeks ago.
Bees are hitting it really hard and it has just started blooming.
Last edited by notaclue; 03-05-2013 at 10:17 PM. Reason: add comments
Update for Las Vegas
Purple sage moving along more every day
Apricot tree just sprouted blooms
Rosemary more and more this week compared to last week
Ash Juniper are in bloom
Cheery and Plum started a few days ago
Apples have buds no blooms
Golden Evening Primrose will be in about 1-2 weeks away
This is the start of spring we will have a little cold snap then heat
I get my bees at the end of March ( Newbee)
Temp high 68 lows 40's
20016 (Washington DC)
Lambs Quarters, daffodils, witch hazel, willows, crocus.
47601 (Boonville, IN) bees are bringing in the Maple pollen and another bright red pollen that I am not sure what it is.
Maple pollen, red from henbit or deadnettle, yellow from daffodils or snowdrops or crocus. I'm just down the road in Darmstadt.
Wellington, Ohio (near Cleveland)
06340 zone 6a Bees bringing yellow pollen looks like skunk cabbage
crocus - 2/25/13
oso berry - 3/6/13
very few dandelion 3/6/13
heather - 2/20/13
Seeing bumble bees on the heather ..but only 2 honeybees on the heather. Haven't seen bees on anything else. Red Alder might be blooming gotta get the binocs to see.
Last edited by rniles; 03-11-2013 at 02:42 PM.
Strasburg, VA elev. 900 ft.
Did not observe nectar source but did observe hive bringing in nectar on 3/15 and drawing comb (no syrup supplementation yet). Maples in immediate vicinity have not bloomed yet. Bees bringing in abundant gray-white pollen on 3/15, temp 58 degrees F.
Appr. 90 degrees F today
orange trees starting to blossom, some open, some only buds yet, but smelling sweet
No buds showing on grapefruit yet.
zip 73663 the red cedar has been giving pollen off the sand plums are a ways off but looks like the canola will be a little late the plum trees in my yard have opened up on 3/18/13 bees are working out well in 52 degree weather the wind here is sometimes a little hard...