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KyBee
04-21-2005, 12:28 PM
Bowling Green, KY area

4/14/05 Ilex x meserveae (ornamental holly hybrids)

4/21 Dogwoods (Cornus Florida)in full bloom in the city. Just getting going in the country so this is probably a good average date. Although we are having a very late spring in general so don't let that throw you off.

KyBee
04-27-2005, 08:59 PM
Robinia pseudoacacia

April 25, 2005

Area south of Bowling Green, KY, 42170, 42101

These trees were NOT blooming April 24th.

Racemes were half way open on younger trees today, April 28. Older trees seem to come along a bit more slowly.

Apples and ornamental purpleleaf plums just finished.

normj
08-13-2005, 01:58 PM
8/10/05 Goldenrod first start of bloom
8/10/05 Iron Weed in bloom

Norman Jones
Pikeville, KY 41501

normj
08-18-2005, 09:28 AM
Japanese Knotweed/Mexican Bamboo
in bloom 8/17/2005
Pikeville, KY 41501

wayacoyote
01-23-2006, 08:51 PM
red maple blooming now in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Jan 23, 06

Waya

wayacoyote
03-06-2006, 03:26 PM
Bolling Green, KY
Red Maple blooming by March 6

Chris M
03-13-2007, 07:01 AM
Chris
3/11/7
40504
Maple
I saw them pop! Coolest thing I have seen in a while!

timgoodin
04-26-2007, 02:21 PM
4/26/2007
42053

timgoodin
06-23-2007, 01:26 PM
Smooth Sumac 6/23/2007 Kevil, KY 42053

timgoodin
07-09-2007, 11:46 AM
42053 Full Season Early Beans
Bees working like crazy!!!

timgoodin
03-11-2008, 06:22 PM
3/11/2008 Dandelion 42053
3/11/2007 Maple 42053

This has been posted to database already, I figured out how.

Alex Cantacuzene
03-22-2008, 06:25 AM
40514
Red Maple, Jonquils

Alex Cantacuzene
03-27-2008, 08:42 AM
03/26/08
40514
One lonely dandy lion

Alex Cantacuzene
05-15-2008, 06:01 PM
Tulip Poplar, Honeysuckle
40514

timgoodin
02-18-2011, 05:50 AM
42053
2-18-2011
Red Maple
A week of temps in mid 60s

beardcrumbs
02-18-2011, 09:07 AM
40508
2/18/11 Bees bringing in pollen, can see some maple trees beginning to bloom. Not sure if maples are the source. When I look at the pollen collected from a bee under a microscope it is football shaped w/ very rounded ends. color is dull yellow/khaki. Bees have been active for three days. This is the first day I have seen pollen coming into the hives. any input?

timgoodin
02-22-2011, 11:45 AM
42053
Henbit
2/22/11
Hives were packing loads of pollen yesterday

honeybeekeeper
02-24-2011, 06:48 PM
42743
Maple
2/18/2011
Been in for atleast a week! Coming in Loaded!!

timgoodin
03-13-2011, 08:14 AM
42053
3-13-2011
Boxwood Shrubs blooming
60's yesterday 50's today. Two week forecast generally has low temperatures above 32

honeybeekeeper
03-14-2011, 07:20 AM
Nanking Cherry Bush and Henbit

3/13/2011
42743

Bradford Dwarf Pear tree is almost ready to bloom soon, buds are present but has not opened up yet!

timgoodin
03-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Dandelion
42053
3/17/2011

honeybeekeeper
03-17-2011, 05:12 PM
42743
march 17, 2011
Dandelion


Mowed the grass for the first time this year and seen 2 yellow dandelions sticking up from the ground but thats all there was just 2 in my big yard!.....The bees have been hitting the Henbit and the cherry bush like crazy!

timgoodin
03-22-2011, 03:58 AM
4/20/2011
42053
Plum, Bradford Pear, Crab Apples

Week of 70 weather.

honeybeekeeper
03-22-2011, 08:37 PM
42743
3/22/2011

Peach trees- Bees was all over the pink blooms today!
Pear Trees-Bees was working the white blooms but not like they was on the pink blooms on the peach tree!

honeybeekeeper
04-06-2011, 08:09 PM
42743
Greensburg Ky
4/4/2011

Red Delicious Apple Tree!!

honeybeekeeper
04-20-2011, 05:55 PM
Zip Code 42743
Greensburg, Kentucky
4/18/2011 Black Locust Tree

I have about a dozen Black Locust trees running along the fence row but i dont see any honey bees on the blooms yet! I started seeing the honey bees on the Dandelions during the morning hours!

honeybeekeeper
05-22-2011, 03:06 PM
5/12/2011
42743
Honeysuckles

timgoodin
06-09-2011, 06:32 PM
6/7/2011
Elderberry
42053
West KY

timgoodin
06-11-2011, 06:13 PM
6-11-2011
42053
Queen Anne's Lace
Sumac
White clover still booming

timgoodin
08-30-2011, 07:57 PM
42053
Goldenrod just started blooming today.
Also, Common Ragweed and Giant Ragweed.

roostershooter7
09-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Owensboro / Daviess County, KY 42303

04 September 2011

Nectar:
Goldenrod
Aster
Joe-Pye
Spotted Knapweed
Tall Ironweed

Pollen:

Giant Ragweed

Yesterday everything was dry and bare, as we have not had significant rain in over 2 months. Every weed and flower was holding back it's bloom due to the lack of water. This morning, after a good 1/2" rain, I awoke to find everything in full bloom and every type of pollinator is very active. I witnessed multiple types of pollinators in my tomato garden, as the blooms opened up overnight, and I will have a huge tomato crop in a month or so.

After taking a walk over my property I have encountered more pollinators in one day than I have seen all summer long! The rain must have really opened everything up. We are expecting more precipitation this evening, so maybe that will sustain us through the fall.

timgoodin
02-01-2012, 10:57 AM
42053
Henbit blooming and bees begining to work
2-1-2012
Early, Early spring? temps today 52 - 2 week extended outlook 50-60 highs lows 30-40 rainy

Clay
03-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Elizabethtown 42701

first blooms of White Clover today

timgoodin
08-31-2012, 06:55 PM
Kevil, KY 42053
Goldenrod just starting to bloom after a four month severe drought.

Sharpbees
08-31-2012, 09:23 PM
8/31 Golden Rod just started blooming this week in Nelson Co. KY

Sam Fugate
09-03-2012, 03:04 PM
Goldenrod, Glad it waited until after the heavy rain over last couple of days
40353

MelanieWoosley
02-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Westport, Ky 40077 henbit 2/8/13!

MelanieWoosley
02-10-2013, 06:17 PM
2/10/2013 LaGrange KY 40031 dandelions blooming in backyard. Yesterday, hives observed bringing in pollen.

timgoodin
02-17-2013, 02:25 AM
42053
2/14/2013
Red Maple
Daffodils
Henbit

Bees working and bringing in pollen when it it warm enough to be outside. Temps up and down like crazy. 60 a couple of days then 30 the high the next. Carrying water also on warm days and scouting for pollen.

Sharpbees
05-08-2013, 09:08 PM
Black Locust

Central Kentucky-40008

timgoodin
03-15-2015, 02:01 PM
zip 42053
first bloom noticed 3/8/2015
Red Maple, swamp maple, common maple
Bees really packing the stuff in between rain showers

Obewan
06-13-2015, 04:25 PM
At 41503; Black locust - May 2 ; Tulip Poplar - May 15; Linden (Tilia Alba) - June 2

StacieM
06-25-2015, 07:57 PM
Berry KY 41003
Sumac

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:33 PM
What is needed:

•zip code, city or county
•date when the plant first bloomed
•name of the plant
•comments - example: if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments

timgoodin
02-05-2016, 04:17 AM
42053
2/4/2016
Dandelion
Random blooms due to abnormal warmth

Sharpbees
02-05-2016, 02:50 PM
40008
2/4/16
Dandelion, henbit
unusually warm winter temps have caused some random blooming of other plants. Pollen color on some bees looks to be maple.

rookie2531
02-05-2016, 05:13 PM
41164
2-5-16
Not enough blooming here to report. I think Barry is wanting a geographic line of real blooms. Not, I saw a dandelion today. Sorry. Had to.

Sharpbees
02-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Not seeing just a dandelion or two, I have bees bringing full loads of dandelion and henbit pollen. no mistaking the bright orange and magenta colors.

rookie2531
02-05-2016, 05:50 PM
Not seeing just a dandelion or two, I have bees bringing full loads of dandelion and henbit pollen. no mistaking the bright orange and magenta colors.

OK, sorry. My bad. If it's there, its there. I hope we don't get it too early here. Don't want no deadouts due to brooding up too early.

Mountain Man
02-06-2016, 04:19 PM
Had dandelion here for few weeks, they are working it

threepingsthree
02-19-2016, 09:07 AM
40823
Feb 19, 2016
Crocus

22968

timgoodin
02-24-2016, 04:57 AM
42053
2/21/2016
red maple
purple dead nettle

StacieM
03-25-2016, 06:32 AM
41003
Purple Deadnettle blooming for about 10 days, bees working it

Sharpbees
03-29-2016, 09:18 AM
40008
Redbud trees, dandelion,mustard (Yellow Rocket), winter cress

Sharpbees
04-17-2016, 12:46 PM
40008
Apples in bloom for the last week, fruit trees in general are blooming here, assorted wild flowers

Estell Tabor
04-25-2016, 04:37 AM
April 24th Black locust starting to bloom also noticed a few blooms in a tulip poplar. We are a little earlier than usual. Breckinridge co 40143.

StacieM
04-28-2016, 03:41 PM
Black locust just starting (earlier than usual)
Berry, KY (Pendleton Co)
41003

Estell Tabor
05-09-2016, 10:34 AM
May 5th noticed blackberry starting to bloom.
Breckinridge co.

Estell Tabor
05-13-2016, 04:06 AM
I noticed a catalpa tree blooming in Louisville KY yesterday.

Estell Tabor
05-26-2016, 11:22 AM
Russian sage blooming in Louisville.

Estell Tabor
05-31-2016, 04:19 AM
Borage and vipers bugloss started blooming. Hardinsburg KY 5/27.

Estell Tabor
06-16-2016, 04:21 AM
I noticed thistle blooming outside Louisville on interstate 64 yesterday.

Estell Tabor
06-25-2016, 08:08 AM
Mint has just started to bloom and the bees have already taken notice. Hardinsburg,40143

Mountain Man
06-26-2016, 04:05 PM
41653
Early Sumac
Souwoood

Estell Tabor
07-29-2016, 04:32 AM
Goldenrod starting to bloom. 40143

Estell Tabor
08-08-2016, 04:18 AM
August 5th noticed sumac blooming 40143

StacieM
04-26-2017, 12:32 PM
Honeysuckle
Locust fully budded with just a few blooms starting
41003

ksp107
04-27-2017, 07:42 PM
Honeysuckle blooming
Locust in full bloom
clover starting to bloom
tulip poplar blooming

40144 Breckinridge County

thewrighthives
05-05-2017, 06:55 PM
Maysville KY area honey locust in full bloom for a few days now.

Estell Tabor
05-12-2017, 08:23 AM
Catalpa starting to bloom in Louisville 5/11. Everything seems to be blooming the same time as last year.

rookie2531
06-12-2017, 07:15 AM
Staghorn sumac been in bloom for a week. I have heard that this and sourwood bloom around same time. I will have to go look at the sourwood.
Location. N.E. KY. Carter county 41146

Litsinger
02-04-2019, 04:43 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a

First daffodil of the year today (2.4) in a sheltered location- looks like the non-sheltered growth will be blooming over the next couple of weeks, putting it a couple weeks ahead of where we were last year.

Elm and maple buds are swelling significantly.

Litsinger
02-06-2019, 01:17 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Hairy Bittercress and Purple Deadnettle blooming today.

Litsinger
02-20-2019, 06:11 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Non-sheltered daffodils began blooming today. This is the exact same date they bloomed last year.

If everything holds, this means forsythia will bloom in approximately 10 days.

Elm and maple are imminent and redbud is starting to swell.

Litsinger
02-26-2019, 06:14 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Slippery Elm blooming today. Mature red maples on upland sites have just begun blooming.

Litsinger
03-12-2019, 09:26 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Both Red and Silver Maples are finally in full bloom after a stretch of unseasonably cool and wet weather. The forsythia slowed down too and have just begun to bloom, putting them almost two weeks later than last year. Next up around here will be dandilion, Bradford Pear and Japanese Magnolia....and can't forget redbud!

Litsinger
03-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Speedwell and Bradford Pear blooming today.

Litsinger
03-13-2019, 05:35 PM
Duplicate post.

timgoodin
03-13-2019, 07:29 PM
42053 Kevil KY - West of Paducah
Zone 7a/6b
Dandelion, Bradford pear, henbit, red maples

Litsinger
03-14-2019, 09:39 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Forsythia blooming today- a full fortnight later than last year.

Litsinger
03-18-2019, 08:49 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Japanese Magnolia starting to bloom in town- about a week behind last year.

Litsinger
03-22-2019, 12:57 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Virginia Spring Beauty is prolifically blooming.

Litsinger
03-24-2019, 05:53 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Cherry, Forsythia and Buttercup blooming. Redbud will bloom any day now.

Litsinger
03-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Groundsel in full bloom.

Litsinger
03-31-2019, 02:14 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Meadow Violet and Grape Hyacinth blooming.

Litsinger
04-05-2019, 06:16 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Redbud and European Pear has just begun blooming.

Litsinger
04-11-2019, 06:30 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Dogwood blooming.

Litsinger
04-21-2019, 07:43 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

White clover just beginning to show.

Litsinger
04-23-2019, 07:26 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Viburnum and Spiraea blooming this week.

Litsinger
05-10-2019, 09:27 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Black Locust and Multiflora Rose blooming last weekend (5.5).

Litsinger
05-14-2019, 06:39 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Blackberries started blooming yesterday (5.13).

Litsinger
05-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

First bits of Privet starting to bloom in more urban environments.

Litsinger
07-30-2019, 06:40 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Jewelweed- 7.12

Winged Sumac- 7.19

Partridge Pea- 7.27

Goldenrod- 7.28 (This is an early variety which bloomed August 4th last year)- the main bloom is still a month off.

Ironweed- 7.29

Litsinger
08-11-2019, 04:18 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Blooming today:

Sneezeweed

Tickclover

White Crownbeard

Harvestlice

Litsinger
09-03-2019, 05:20 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

First day that bees have begun working boneset heavily.

If the Fall blooming patterns hold, they should start working goldenrod next week, about a week ahead of where we were last year.

Litsinger
09-08-2019, 05:06 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

First day that bees have begun working boneset heavily.

If the Fall blooming patterns hold, they should start working goldenrod next week, about a week ahead of where we were last year.

Observed the first heavy activity on Goldenrod today (flat-top variety). The late blooming variety is just about to begin blooming in earnest.

Litsinger
09-27-2019, 04:35 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Boneset and Goldenrod are wrapping-up and White Aster and Snakeroot just starting. Unseasonably hot and dry here.

Litsinger
01-15-2020, 03:45 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Hairy Bittercress blooming- three weeks ahead of last year.

A few dandelions in bloom and lots of dirty yellow pollen incoming.

AHudd
01-15-2020, 03:49 PM
Looks like things are kicking off early for you, too.
Good luck on the upcoming season.

Alex

Litsinger
01-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Good luck on the upcoming season.

Thank you, Alex. I sincerely appreciate it!

Best of luck to you in your yard- let me know when the SHB's get bad for you so I can be one step ahead of them ;).

Litsinger
01-20-2020, 08:58 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Saw the first robin of the season today- 6 days earlier than last year.

Litsinger
01-27-2020, 11:33 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Catkins emerging on mature White Oaks in town.

Litsinger
02-09-2020, 08:01 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

It has been an interesting start to early blooms- The speedwell is blooming profusely now (a full month earlier than last year), purple dead nettle is just getting started (about the same as last year) and the first daffodils have not yet bloomed (later than last year).

Plenty of yellow pollen is now coming in but the dandelion is not prolific yet.

Litsinger
02-11-2020, 11:44 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Red maples have begun blooming in earnest- a full two weeks ahead of last year.

A low near single digits predicted for Thursday night and if it holds it will be the coldest temperature thus far this winter.

53507

Litsinger
02-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Recent blooms (+/- last year in parentheses).

Purple Deadnettle- 2.18 (+12)

Daffodil- 2.19 (-1)

With the relatively cold weather that has settled-in around here, things have slowed down and bloom progress is now more on par with last year.

Litsinger
03-07-2020, 04:51 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Recent blooms (+/- last year in parentheses).

Virginia Beauty- 3.2 (-20)

Buttercup- 3.2 (-21)

Bradford Pear- 3.3 (-10)

Dandelion- 3.6 (-9)

Forsythia- 3.7 (-16)

Japanese Magnolia- 3.7 (-17)

Litsinger
03-31-2020, 01:02 PM
Near Paducah- Climate Zone 7a:

Recent blooms- generally about a week earlier than last year:

Mock Strawberry- 03.22

Redbud / Autumn Olive / Chickweed / Mazus- 03.26

Pear / Meadow Phlox / Yellow Violet / Virginia Bluebells- 03.28

Wild Pansy- 03.29