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  1. #1
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    Default Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Not sure, but seems like almost a month earlier than last year.
    Same with Florida lychee, very early flow.
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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Southeastflorida: I am in total and complete agreement! The early variety of Mangoes are already done blooming, lychee has started, and citrus is in full swing! I am likely re supering tomorrow. Did a successful mid December walk away split...Drones are flying strong! Did a very early swarm removal from a Condo yesterday, too. Looks like a great year lining up if we don't get a nasty freeze!

    Not looking for details, but where in FLL? I am in West Davie.

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    When is your normal flow date? If there is such a thing.

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    That it just it, it varies, by a few weeks.
    Just saying.
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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    I have a couple bases is Davie too, off Flamingo. (50 hives)
    We probably are nectar competing neighbors.
    I have too much time on my hands, building a 12 foot swarm tower.

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    A beekeeper aquaintance sent me a pic this morning, the orange blooms are starting in this area too. Thank goodness he told me because I would have waited a few weeks before getting supers out there. I'm going tomorrow with what supers I have ready.
    If it doesn't freeze tonight that is.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    It's nice you are having an early year. We are going to be somewhat late, I think -- typically I can plant early garden (onions, beets, turnips, etc) on my birthday the 28th of Feb. Not this year, I suspect the ground will still be frozen since daytime temps aren't predicted to be above freezing most of the month.

    We may end up with a crazy rush of a spring again, where we go from frozen to June temps in a couple weeks!

    Peter

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    bevy's and fred....check the dates on this thread....this was LAST January (2013). Our flow here this year sucks! This cold snap, and hopefully some warm moist weather will get it going. I HOPE! No Lychees here yet!

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