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tarheit
03-31-2005, 08:28 PM
Delphos, OH 45833
3/29/05 Silver Maples in our yard

The bees were working open feed pollen substutute heavily the day before but nearly ignored it on the 29 and 30th. Was too windy and cool for much activity today.

Mitch
04-01-2005, 07:24 AM
Napoleon Ohio 43545

The soft maples like the silver are in full bloom as of 3/29/05.The hard maples are swelling.I stopped several places this week and checked the maples.

BerkeyDavid
06-06-2005, 07:53 AM
June 6 Yellow Sweet Clover! - Northwestern Ohio 43504
Ducth clover has been blooming for about a week.

BerkeyDavid
06-20-2005, 09:09 AM
Berkey Ohio 43504
June 18 White Sweet clover startin,
Canadian thistle (noxious weed of no value)
Yellow Sweet clover in full bloom.

BerkeyDavid
06-27-2005, 07:26 AM
American Basswood - first blooms - June 26, 2005 - Berkey, Ohio 43504

Privet June 24, 2005

consecutive week of 90 + temps. Only .4 inches of rain in June so far. yellow sweet clover almost finished, white in full bloom.

Mitch
06-29-2005, 10:18 AM
June 26 basswood just starting 43545

BerkeyDavid
08-02-2005, 06:58 AM
8/2/05 Flat topped goldenrod
43504
just starting.
solidago canadensis still not ready.

BerkeyDavid
08-30-2005, 12:17 PM
goldenrod
43504

BerkeyDavid
09-12-2005, 07:42 AM
September 10
43504
Bushy Aster (white)
New England Aster (purple)
Bees just started working the goldenrod, first date I could smell them! (Should be a new topic: Post your smell dates! ;)

DCH
09-20-2005, 07:41 AM
Lady's Thumb just about done.
Goldenrod in full swing.
Aster making its appearance.

Also have another all-yellow flower w/dark yellow center. Looks a tad like a medium daisy with fewer, wider petals. Closes up at night. It's very predominant this year. I don't remember it being around in such great volume in previous years. Bees are on it, though. Any ideas of what it might be?

Cheers,
Doug

BerkeyDavid
03-11-2006, 03:31 PM
20850 (Rockville, Maryland)

Some of the maples (silver I think) are in full bloom here. Others not yet blooming but ready to pop.

Darrel Wright
03-13-2006, 08:06 AM
44234
Crocus, March 11
Silver maple, March 12(!)

DCH
03-14-2006, 01:04 PM
44039

March 10 - Crocus
March 11/12 - Must be Silver Maple...massive amount of pale pollen coming in!

Mike Gillmore
03-14-2006, 01:58 PM
Massillon, Ohio
44646

March 10th - Silver Maple ( Yellow Pollen )
March 13th - Crocus

daniel G.
03-15-2006, 10:19 AM
Maple and elms here in Ohio, may get frozen here this week. Dan

BerkeyDavid
03-25-2006, 06:24 AM
43504
Slippery Elm about 15%. Silver Maple about the same. A fresh coat of white pollen this mornin. tongue.gif

[ March 25, 2006, 08:26 AM: Message edited by: BerkeyDavid ]

DCH
04-02-2006, 03:02 AM
44039

3/30/06 - Forsythia
4/1/06 - early Daffodils

BerkeyDavid
04-02-2006, 02:22 PM
43504
April 8, 2006
Slippery Elm at 80%

[ April 11, 2006, 02:44 PM: Message edited by: BerkeyDavid ]

BerkeyDavid
05-11-2006, 09:26 AM
Wild Cherry 5/8/2006
43504

BerkeyDavid
05-22-2006, 09:45 AM
43504
White Dutch Clover just started. Frost here this morning.

BerkeyDavid
05-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Berkey Ohio 43504

May 24 Alsike clover (last frost I hope)

May 26 Yellow Sweet clover!

May 27 Black Locust

The Flow! The Flow!

[ May 28, 2006, 06:23 PM: Message edited by: BerkeyDavid ]

BerkeyDavid
03-27-2007, 06:46 PM
Slippery Elm today in full bloom!
43504
Temps were records - 79 yesterday, 78 today. cross posted.

John Gesner
05-14-2007, 08:22 AM
43054
Black Locust
5/13/07

John Gesner
05-14-2007, 05:44 PM
43054
White Clover
5/14/07

John Gesner
05-17-2007, 06:14 AM
43054
5/16
Blackberry (wild)

BerkeyDavid
07-22-2007, 06:28 PM
Joe Pye Weed
Purple Loosestrife
Rec'd .77 inches of rain last week, best rain since June 2.
White sweet clover still going strong.

BerkeyDavid
08-23-2007, 07:22 PM
New England asters Aug. 23, 2007
(also posted on other site)
43504

THe late goldenrod (I think it is solidago candensis) just getting going too. FIrst smelled it in the hives today.

DCH
04-01-2008, 11:21 AM
03-31-08

Maple (silver, maybe?)

44039

BerkeyDavid
04-08-2008, 08:02 PM
Silver Maple
April 4, 2008
43504

TWall
03-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Soft maples starting blooming yesterday, 3-8-11, northcentral Ohio.

Tom

jhs494
03-17-2011, 06:28 PM
43920

March 13, 2010

willow

jhs494
03-17-2011, 06:29 PM
43920

March 17, 2011

Soft Maple

light yellow to light green pollen coming in.

propet12
03-19-2011, 05:01 PM
North Central Ohio
44090
Silver Maple began blooming
3/18/11

SSmithers
03-20-2011, 04:39 PM
44304
Akron, Ohio
Myrtle blooming 3/20

Bees are actively gathering white,grey and orange pollen , but I don't know what from

propet12
04-11-2011, 05:58 PM
44090

North Central Ohio

Daffodil 4/9
Pussy Willow producing pollen 4/11
Forsythia 4/11

Skunk Cabbage is emerging:o

Soft Maples are still producing gads of pollen.

4/10 First day this year temps over 80 degrees; 4/11 back into the 50s.

3pianists
04-15-2011, 09:40 AM
45701
4/12 Pear, Redbud, violet
3/18 daffodil, crocus

Ricky Bee
04-16-2011, 10:22 PM
44234
Hiram, OH 30 miles SE of Cleveland
Elevation 1100 ft.

Willow
Crocus
Daffodil
Red Maple
Henbit
Dandelion
Weeping Cherry ready to pop any day now

propet12
04-25-2011, 08:26 AM
44090
North Central Ohio

4/23/11 First springlike day in the 70s after weeks of rain and temps in 40s & 50s.

All first blooms:

Dandelion
Henbit
Spring Beauty
Skunk Cabbage

Pussy Willows are done

We are about 1-2 weeks behind last year

propet12
05-02-2011, 06:53 PM
5/2/11
44090

North Central Ohio

Crab Apple starting to bloom
Garlic Mustard

Wettest April ever here. Temps remain below normal.

Ben Franklin
05-09-2011, 08:04 PM
44048
NE Ohio
Cherry
Pear
dandelion
May 9, 2011

Ben Franklin
05-13-2011, 05:28 PM
Apples Red Bud
44048

Ben Franklin
05-19-2011, 05:56 PM
North East Ohio 44048
Strawberry

Ben Franklin
05-31-2011, 10:20 AM
Black Locust
44048
NE Ohio
May 31

3pianists
05-31-2011, 02:25 PM
We've got multiflora rose (since 5/20) and witchalder (since 5/28). 45701

Ben Franklin
05-31-2011, 09:04 PM
May 31 11
locust clover
NE Ohio
44048
no bees visiting??

Ben Franklin
06-07-2011, 11:19 AM
Black locust ending, raspberries finished Ramble (Black Berry) full bloom yellow sweet clover starting white dutch clover full bloom trefoil blooming
44048,Ohio

Ben Franklin
06-19-2011, 02:51 PM
44048
Kingsville Twp Ashtabula County Ohio
Sweet Clover Yellow and white

Ben Franklin
07-03-2011, 10:33 AM
Fiscue and ryegrass are blooming along with plantium.
44048
I understand some do not belive bees collect pollen from grases since it is wind blown. My bees are collecting pollen from grass.

Ben Franklin
07-25-2011, 01:12 PM
Golden Rod
Kingsville Ohio
44048

Gundog1959
07-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Yellow iron weed
lancaster Ohio
43130

Ben Franklin
07-27-2011, 06:53 PM
Scotch thistle, early golden rod, soybeans.
July 27 2011
44048

TWall
08-15-2011, 12:20 PM
Goldenrod 8/13
Gambier, OH 43022

jhs494
08-31-2011, 04:14 AM
43920
8/21/2011 Golden rod


8/28/2011 Japanese Knotweed

FindlayBee
09-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Ada, Ohio 45810

Goldenrod
9-1-2011
Some started earlier, but I am seeing more open flowers now.

WilliamsHoneyBees
02-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Crocus 2/21/12 Frankfort, Ohio 45628

DBeeCooper
02-29-2012, 11:59 AM
43154 OH
2/29/12
Maple pollen

Temps in the mid 60's and they're bringing in basket loads of yellow pollen. Actually saw them all over a maple tree in my yard!

Ricky Bee
03-05-2012, 09:09 PM
Hiram, OH

March 5, 2012

Hazel nuts
Witch hazel
Bitter cress

Ricky Bee
03-13-2012, 01:03 PM
44234
Hiram Rapids, OH

Hazel nut (filbert)
Maple
Witch hazel
Crocus
Bitter cress

Wanderlei
03-19-2012, 10:30 AM
Maple for atleast a week and dandelions today 43764

Ben Franklin
04-05-2012, 06:35 PM
44048
Cherrys, pears

heus
06-03-2012, 04:20 PM
Andover Ohio 44003
Privet Hedge in bloom and bees are all over it.Tulip Poplar still in bloom but beginning to fall.

heus
06-08-2012, 11:14 AM
Andover, Ohio 44003 elderberries in bloom now

heus
06-13-2012, 10:17 AM
Andover Ohio 44003 Red twigged dogwood in bloom, Sumac and milkweed ready to bloom any day, tulip poplar ending

heus
06-24-2012, 10:26 AM
There has been a plant the past few days in NE Ohio 44003 that looks a little like milkweed but with white flowers and a purplish stem. I finally found out what it is: Dogbane! The bees are all over it right now.More so than the milkweed.

heus
07-06-2012, 10:42 AM
44003 NE Ohio
Chicory is blooming like crazy along the roadsides, except the county is mowing roadsides right now where I live.

Ben Franklin
07-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Northeastern Ohio, Golden Rod is begining to bloom.

heus
07-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Ashtabula County, Ohio bees were really working the Burdock (Arctium lappa) today. Also starting to work goldenrod.

Ben Franklin
08-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Soybeans North Eastern Ohio 44048
Bees are working them.

heus
08-15-2012, 02:58 PM
Bees are going crazy on goldenrod and wild mint. Also tall plants with bunches of dark purple flowers not sure what they are. 44003 NE Ohio

heus
09-29-2012, 02:02 PM
Bees are working the asters like mad. Goldenrod is on its way out of bloom. Northeast Ohio 44003

propet12
03-10-2013, 01:15 PM
44090
Wellington, Ohio (near Cleveland)

Snowdrops 3/10/13

propet12
03-29-2013, 09:09 AM
3/29/13
44090 Wellington, Ohio (near Cleveland)
Bees are in Silver Maples this morning - 39 degrees, sunny
Just start of Silver Maple bloom.

My-smokepole
04-17-2013, 07:14 PM
I saw my first Danalyn today
David

Ricky Bee
05-22-2013, 06:54 AM
zipcode = 44234
Hiram, Ohio
Northeast Ohio

May 20
Black Locust

FindlayBee
08-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Goldenrod, Findlay, Ada, Lima, Ohio. 8-25-2013.

jhs494
03-19-2014, 05:03 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
Pussy Willow
March 16, 2014

jhs494
03-28-2014, 10:50 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
Coltsfoot
3/28/14

Looks similar to dandilions

jhs494
03-28-2014, 01:04 PM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
Maple
3/24/2014

jhs494
04-14-2014, 11:36 AM
4-14-2014
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
dandelions

jhs494
04-22-2014, 10:11 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4-18-2014
Willow

jhs494
04-22-2014, 10:12 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4-21-2014
Bradford Pear

jhs494
04-30-2014, 10:27 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4/29/2014
Flowering Crab Apple

jhs494
04-30-2014, 02:10 PM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4/27/2014
Pear

jhs494
04-30-2014, 02:11 PM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4/30/2014
Apple

awebber96
06-19-2014, 08:01 PM
45432-Dayton ohio
Linden/basswood - 6/19/14
How cool is it to hear a 60' tree literally buzzing?

jhs494
08-03-2014, 05:03 PM
43920 East Liverpool Ohio
8/2/2014
Goldenrod
Japanese Knotweed

Forest
03-09-2015, 06:20 PM
45429
3/9/15
Flying for the first time this year!
They are bringing back very light pollen- I'm guessing maple or elm
very small amounts of yellow- guessing willow
and some orange-yellow- alder perhaps?

awebber96
03-12-2015, 08:47 PM
45432 - 3/12/15

Maple blooms spotted.

Aggravated Farmer
03-24-2015, 12:41 PM
Had a single grapiousan, spelling? (purple little flower that blooms in spring and fall, looks like it has little grapes on it).

Northeast Ohio, March 20th

jhs494
03-24-2015, 04:20 PM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
March 24, 2015
Maples

jhs494
04-07-2015, 05:26 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
April 6, 2015
Coltsfoot The girls were coming in with maple pollen!

jhs494
04-14-2015, 04:48 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
3/16/2015
Pussy Willow

jhs494
04-14-2015, 04:49 AM
43920
East Liverpool, Ohio
4/17/2015
Dandelion

jhs494
08-07-2015, 10:28 AM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
7/24/2015
Goldenrod

jhs494
08-07-2015, 10:30 AM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
7/17/2015
Jewelweed

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:44 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

BuckeyeBeek
02-17-2016, 01:45 PM
Just wanted to share this handy resource with my fellow Ohio beeks. Its a website put together by TOSU extension that calculates growing degree days for calculating bloom dates from some of our common plants that are important to us. Just plug in your zipcode to see how many growing degree days have accumulated for your area. I always pay particularly close attention this time of year to see where we are at relative to the needed 34 GDDs it takes for Silver Maple's first bloom. I'm in zipcode 45106 and so far compared to last year we are ahead of schedule. That coupled with several days coming up forecasted above 50 degrees means we're getting a good head start on an early maple bloom. http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/

awebber96
02-20-2016, 08:30 PM
Some light yellow pollen coming in today. Is there anything blooming yet in SW Ohio?

jhs494
02-21-2016, 08:58 AM
My girls tore up the open pollen supplements yesterday. I took a short walk around and had a few dandelions here and there. I'm not sure if they were leftover from the ones I was seeing in late Nov. and early Dec. but they are there.
The red buds are full on the maples but not quite there yet. The ornamental willows have blooms but they are from Dec. and I think got frozen.
The only thing I saw going into the hives was pollen baskets loaded with pollen supplement.:)

BuckeyeBeek
02-23-2016, 01:31 PM
Some light yellow pollen coming in today. Is there anything blooming yet in SW Ohio?

It appears that Silver Maple bloom has come early this year, we too have been seeing a lot of pollen in zip 45106

jhs494
03-08-2016, 10:13 AM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
3/8/2016
Coltsfoot 34 GDD

jhs494
03-08-2016, 09:03 PM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
3/8/2016
Silver Maple 34GDD

jhs494
03-11-2016, 04:33 AM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
3/10/2016
Pussy Willow 55GDD

jhs494
03-16-2016, 09:51 AM
43920 East Liverpool, Ohio
3/16/16
Dandelion 80 GDD

BuckeyeBeek
01-24-2017, 10:36 AM
45106 Bethel, Ohio
1/21/17 Saturday it was 55 degrees; noticed what I believe to be silver maple pollen being brought into hives
Today is 35 GDD, enough for a January Silver Maple bloom. Hard to believe.

BuckeyeBeek
02-06-2017, 08:13 AM
45106
Silver maple bloom in full swing, expecting to see red maple bloom perhaps in a day or 2

jhs494
02-22-2017, 11:21 AM
43920 East Liverpool Oh
2/21/2017
Silver Maple

jhs494
02-22-2017, 11:22 AM
43920 East Liverpool Oh
2/21/2017
Coltsfoot

ECP
02-24-2017, 03:17 PM
45416 Dayton, OH
2/22/2017
Boxwood hedge
The bees are all over it!

BuckeyeBeek
05-01-2017, 01:59 PM
45106 - Bethel, OH
We have black locust in full bloom and lots of it!

Mike Gillmore
05-11-2017, 04:56 PM
44646 - Canton, OH

Noticed some Black Locust blooming today.

Bill Bru
07-03-2017, 11:52 AM
The local basswood trees here in Henry county started blooming the third week of June.

propet12
03-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Silver Maples just starting to open 3/20/19 - 44090 - NE Ohio