Re: the early flow.... :)
The only thing we're getting right now is pollen, the temps here have been below average, so we are still a few weeks from any nectar flows. The pollen is likely maple. Henbit pollen is coming in also. There are a few dandelions here and there but no huge yellow patches in the fields yet. With the daytime temps jumping from 70 to 30's and 40's the nectar flow will be minimum at most, Our first major nectar flow is from locust (I may be wrong so don't quote me ) The buds haven't started to swell on them yet.
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