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05-09-2008, 10:43 PM
mock orange
glacier lillys
nothing else yet.

Vance G
04-19-2011, 08:17 AM
Ist dandelion against a south facing wall. 59405 Great Falls Montana also river birch, aspen, maples

Vance G
05-04-2011, 08:23 AM
the dandelions are near full bloom 59405 Gt Falls Mt

11-09-2011, 09:58 PM
July 3,, 2011
California Poppy

July 20, 2011
Blue 'Wind Flowers'

Vance G
01-09-2012, 05:11 PM
59648 Wolf Creek Montana has River Birch blooming and the aspen buds are about ready to pop. Trouble is, snow forecast and 3 degrees tonight. 9 January 2012

Vance G
03-17-2012, 09:09 AM
Billings Montan 59101
I am visiting and I saw a bee on a silver maple. Aspen and I believe a hackberry were also in bloom. Hoping to find my bees getting real pollen 250 miles northwest when I get home.

Vance G
03-25-2012, 10:31 PM
59405 Great Falls Mt. River birch, aspen, hazel, black cottonwood.

Vance G
04-05-2012, 09:39 PM
Billings Montana 59101 Dandelions! Siberian Elm

Vance G
04-20-2012, 04:48 PM
59405 Great Falls Montana. Dandelions in the valley in full bloom and neighbors pear tree is in full bloom. Ornemental purple leaf plum blooming. A yellow shrub I do not know blooming. Wild plums blooming. Green Ash blooming.

Vance G
05-05-2012, 06:52 PM
Great Falls Mt 47-62 latitude 59405 Dandelions are everywhere, all fruit now blooming, caragana starting. My bees are no longer in need of welfare. They have quit taking syrup without lemongrass oil. I helped a guy 80 miles south hive his packages and split an overwintered hive. It had 14 frames of brood with queen cells on 8 of them.

Vance G
05-27-2012, 12:45 PM
Leafy spurge Terrible for honey but they work it hard.

05-29-2012, 12:25 AM
Arlee MT 59821

Choke cherry started this weekend. Lots of pale yellow pollen pouring in.

Vance G
06-19-2012, 09:33 PM
59405 Great Falls Mt. Finally alfalfa is starting--the main flow! Yellow clover is a week or so in but I have very little of it in my radius/s Still cold and wet. Now we need some heat. I put out buckerts of 1:1 because it is too cool for anything to flow.

Vance G
06-27-2012, 09:39 PM
59405 Great Falls Montana Russian olive and Yucca are new additions to the bloom list.

07-16-2012, 12:23 AM

Arlee MT. Snowberry bushes blooming and the bees seem to love them.

07-21-2012, 07:19 AM
59820 knapweed july 20th

07-31-2012, 01:03 AM

Lake county.

Knapweed has started!

Vance G
03-31-2013, 09:07 PM
3/30/2013 bees bringing in gray pollen. Believed to be Siberian elm 59405

06-07-2015, 10:37 PM
6-1 15 yellow sweet clover
6-4-15 white dutch

06-30-2015, 05:29 PM
saw my first borage blooming yesterday in the garden, knapweed is about 4 days from blooming. early and fast year.

02-04-2016, 06:38 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

Vance G
02-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Creme colored pollen coming in the hive in Great Falls Montana 59405. From unknown source.

Vance G
04-21-2016, 06:08 AM
Dandelions, plums, apples, cherries,pears all bloomiming. My bees are making a good living and I have supered about a dozen hives so far. 59405

05-29-2016, 07:32 PM
first vetch blooms today at the home yard. 59820

05-29-2016, 07:59 PM
Honeysuckle just started
Coincides with Lilacs in this area.

07-16-2016, 07:07 PM
59820 knapweed flowers yesterday at the home yard. sweet clover and white dutch still going strong.