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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.
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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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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bees In Miami View Post
    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!
    Oh, well that makes sense. The blossoms are just starting here but they [I]are[I] starting. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see the picture just taken yesterday. I'm relieved that it hasn't been going on for awhile, or that it's full force. I still have 130 medium frames to assemble. I am not quite ready with my new nuks for queen rearing, I have work to do!
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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Citrus also has stress bloom from Citrus Greening, also called Huanglongbing. It is a dry boom useless to bees.
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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasBeekeeper View Post
    Citrus also has stress bloom from Citrus Greening, also called Huanglongbing. It is a dry boom useless to bees.
    Gary does this bloom.....
    Show before the reg.bloom?
    show on any regular basis?


    Do you think the nectar will change in flavor,as the flavor does in citrus?
    once the tree has "greening"

    I wonder if??
    Bitter fruit = bitter nectar

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Don't feel bad Fred and Bevy it got me too. I was thinking how in the world could they be blooming early? This has been a pretty cool January so far. LOL

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    Default Re: Florida Orange bloom is early this year

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericasBeekeeper View Post
    Citrus also has stress bloom from Citrus Greening, also called Huanglongbing. It is a dry boom useless to bees.
    It's my fault for reviving this thread--I was searching for AB's original post about the new map of citrus groves and clicked on this one, then looked only at month and day, not year.

    I went to the map and emailed who I thought was the contact person for the area of my bees and their orange groves. I haven't heard anything back and wanted to read AB's orginal post again.
    Sorry!

    I suppose to know if it's a nectar bloom a person would have to walk up to the tree and see if any bees on it?
    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
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