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  1. #1
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    Default Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    So what are you thinking? What do you see?
    I've got a fair amount of Joe Pye weed that's in full bloom now, Japanese Knotweed is just starting to flower, fair amount of Goldenrod is close too. Also seeing Seedum about to bloom.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Starting to smell goldenrod. No aster blooming yet. Some loosestrife blooming but no flow. Beetles did their job.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Starting to smell goldenrod. No aster blooming yet. Some loosestrife blooming but no flow. Beetles did their job.
    Near my house I have several ditches full of loosestrife and it is covered with smaller bumblebees but not one honey bee this year. Last year the bees were all over it.
    And boy is it invasive it has spread like crazy down the ditches in the last few yrs. I need to order seeds and help it along.
    I to am in a nectar dearth.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Some loosestrife blooming but no flow. Beetles did their job.
    I'm seeing a lot more loosestrife this year. Bees really didn't start working it hard until this week down here. Maybe the beetles are dying out?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Bees were into everything yesterday - saw many on the last of the Showy Fireweed and they were paying attention to the GR and Aster too. Still, there seems to be a slowdown in nectar that I hoped wouldn't happen until the first killing frost. Hmmmmmm. 51 was the low temp overnight.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    I am thinking PLEASE LET IT BE A GOOD FLOW!

    I currently have 25 hives and nucs and my honey crop this year has been minimal at best.

    I just noticed bees working the GR that is in flower. Should be a week or so before they really pop.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Haven't had a flow since Bass Wood even though the Napp weed has been blooming since?? plenty of pollen though, golden rod is producing pollen, saw my firs asters blooming yesterday.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Plenty of goldenrod in bloom. White Aster next to my building. Purple Loostrife here and there. Knapweed here and there. Bees robby when taking off honey.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Bees robby when taking off honey.
    Did that mean you couldn't set supers on their end and have the bees fly back to the hive or do you do that later in the season?
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Using fume boards this year.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    The knotweed near me is invasive...I see in waterbury they go around and spray it. I however love to see it. Also teatree is invasive in many parts and also a great nectar producer.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    I agree with Mark about invasive. All plants and and animals are meant to move into any niche they can prosper in. It's also natural for people to encourage the benefitials and discourage the others. The government has never been good at deciding which is which.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Well the goldenrod that the bees like is finally blooming and I must say my nucs need it.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    In SW CT Plenty of Goldenrod-and plenty of competition for it here. Crazy amount of bumble bees, hornets/other vespids also ruffling thru the 'rod side by side with honeybees. Milk thistle, buddelia, sunflowers, even bush/leaf sap flow here...Agree: In NE, Jap Beetles wrecked Spring flowers, seemingly planting themselves in the center of every flower--ehhhhchh. Even taught my dog a new trick -to "get the bug"(Jap beetle). Sigh. Why don't birds eat those things? They could stuff themselves full!

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpeter911 View Post
    Why don't birds eat those things? They could stuff themselves full!
    Chickens will eat them like vultures. Last year we had buckets full. This year we have but a few.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    A local beekeeping friend texted the following to me this morning :

    "Lots of purple loosestrife blooming And knotweed is looking ready to go."
    BeeCurious
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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    Was about to move a hive over to an area with a lot of Japanese Knotweed, noticed this morning that it was hacked down and what was left over over was drooping and dying. Probably sprayed!! Noticed a few other areas hit too. Hope none of my girls get into the crap they spray!
    I'll Definitly be cautious moving a hive near that stuff if it's going to be targeted for destruction.
    No wonder the bees are dying off...

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    Default Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    I've been seeing quite a bit of Joe Pye Weed in flower. The Japenese Knotweed is just starting to open in flower - at least along the creek banks. The early Goldenrod is out and blooming.

    I was just out lastnight and put an empty hive body with frames on top of the hives - so IF the girls need the room for making honey, they have it. They will just have to draw out the comb. I was expecting the girls to explode out when I opened the top cover, and while there were alot of bees in the top level, they were good natured.

    I'm hoping we have a good Fall flow since Summer was so cool and rainy. But as cool as what it's been, I keep getting the feeling of an earlier frost than usual.

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