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Jason Groppel
03-24-2005, 01:31 PM
37043 Clarksville, TN

Dandelion: March 15

Hen Bit: sporadic blooming in mid January, but
It is in full swing now with most starting blooming around March 17

Maple (ACER RUBRUM): March 12

Hillbillynursery
03-26-2005, 05:28 PM
Pears blooming now both fruit and flowering types. Wish I would have remembered this thread to post dates of first maple. Saw dandelions last week. Flowering crab apples just starting to bloom. My zip is 37110.

Cottonwood and white poplar are used by bees but are not major nector flows like the tulip/yellow poplar are. I wish I knew for sure how much nector they make as it maybe a timing issue with not having enough bees to collect the flow from them since they bloom so early.

Jason Groppel
03-28-2005, 12:06 PM
37043
J. Groppel
Clarksville, TN

Damson Plum : 3-25-05
Bradford Pear : 3-18-05 Now in full swing as of yesterday
Redbud should start in a couple of days.

Hillbillynursery
04-14-2005, 09:20 PM
Sugar maple full bloom may already be going out, apples just starting, Redbud full bloom. I saw a couple white clover(Ladino) blooming in the back yard and a few more budding up. Neillii(sp) holly is in bloom. Turnips(the wild type) and creases(sp) are in full bloom.

McMinnville TN 37110

MichaelW
08-15-2005, 09:52 AM
Goldenrod 8/14/05

Clinton, TN 37716

MichaelW
09-20-2005, 11:40 AM
Japanees Knotweed
TN 37716
blooming for a week but not producing nectar for bees yet. Flies hitting it hard though.

MichaelW
01-28-2006, 01:27 PM
Siver Maple blooming
Red Maple within days or some actually blooming, couldn't tell with binoculars.

Clinton, TN 37716

bees bringing in lots of pale white pollen for the last 3 days.

Mildest January in the memory of my 30 years.

MichaelW
02-20-2006, 07:14 AM
Clinton, TN 37716

Red Maple slowly progressing with some trees in bloom, most at budding.

Snows are comming and going with bees bringin in pollen one day, with snow and icecicles the next. 2006 Feb. weather is much more like winter than Jan. If I had pollen in Jan, hives would be busting. One hive had a full medium of pollen in the fall and turned that into a gangbuster hive sometime over winter. The weather is nutty, but the early blooming trees are handeling the frezes well. Low of 18, 2 nights ago.

MichaelW
02-24-2006, 11:20 AM
Clinton, TN 37716

Henbit (Lamium aplexicanle)

Chickweed (Stellaria media)

just starting, we have lots of both, Can't recall if the bees work the henbit, pretty sure they do the chickweed. was a frosty morning.

MichaelW
03-01-2006, 11:59 AM
Clinton, TN 37716

Whatever this is (http://web.utk.edu/~wu4you/My%204%20Acres/botanical/harbingerofspring.jpg) started blooming. Its one of our common, yearly fist flowers of spring. anyone know what it is?

Fordguy, I guess you mean the armory at the fairgrounds? I think they may have closed up shop. I don't remember seeing anyone in fatigues over there for quite some time. I remember ridding in an Armored Personell Carrier over there as a kid.

MichaelW
03-14-2006, 06:22 AM
Clinton, TN 37716

Peach tree blooming

Wildflowers galore. I haven't had time to keep up with them all. I had planned on takeing photos, but alas maybe next year. I need a closeup lense.

MichaelW
04-19-2006, 12:41 PM
Tulip Poplar

Knoxville, TN

Jeffzhear
03-27-2007, 10:02 AM
18812 Crocus 3/26 - but still a lot of snow around, but it's going fast!

Jeffzhear
04-19-2007, 07:53 AM
18812 and 13850 Dafodills 4/18

Jeffzhear
04-24-2007, 06:07 AM
4/22 Forsythia 18812

Jeffzhear
04-30-2007, 06:00 PM
4/30 - Dandilions 18812 NE PA

Jeffzhear
05-02-2007, 04:21 PM
5/2/2007 Pachysandra 18812 - Saw a bumblebee working it a few minutes ago.

Jeffzhear
05-09-2007, 10:40 AM
Crab Apples 5/6
Azalea 5/9

18812

Jeffzhear
05-17-2007, 10:37 AM
American Chestnut - 5/15/2007 13850

Jeffzhear
05-17-2007, 04:25 PM
Honeysuckle - 5/15 - 13827
Blueberries - 5/15 - 13827

Jeffzhear
05-18-2007, 10:44 PM
13850 - 5/16/2007 Mountain Ash

Jeffzhear
05-22-2007, 04:39 PM
Wild Choke Cherry - 5/22/06 13827

Jeffzhear
05-26-2007, 09:19 AM
Peonies - 5/26 18812

Buttercups - 5/24 13827

Rhododendron - 5/22 13850

Jeffzhear
05-29-2007, 09:42 AM
Locust 5/28 13850

Jeffzhear
05-30-2007, 04:34 PM
Choke Cherry 5/30 13827

Jeffzhear
07-19-2007, 07:19 PM
Early GoldenRod 13827 7/19/2007

Jeffzhear
07-21-2007, 05:30 PM
Purple Loosestrife 7/21/2007 13827 Just saw the first bloom today.

Jeffzhear
08-29-2007, 04:01 PM
Japanese Knotweed 13827 8/25/2007

CSbees
03-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Red Maple: Feb. 24th

okb
04-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Tulip tree: 04-19-08
38111

Jeffzhear
07-10-2008, 05:36 PM
Bee Bomb - 13850 7/9

Basswood
08-31-2008, 08:26 PM
Date of Observation- Common name- Scientific Name
8/17/2008- Blue Mistflower- Conoclinium coelestinum
8/17/2008- Canada Goldenrod- Solidago canadensis
8/17/2008- White Crownbeard- Verbesina virginica
8/17/2008- Purple Passion- Passiflora incarnata
8/31/2008- Bull Thistle- Cirsium vulgare
8/31/2008- Teasel- Dipsacus fullonum
8/31/2008- Venus' Looking Glass- Triodanis perfoliata

USCBeeMan
01-25-2010, 12:02 PM
1/22/10
37130
Murfreesboro, TN

Small little white flowers on creeping thick weed. Will need to post a pic.

USCBeeMan
02-07-2010, 07:49 PM
37130
Mufreesboro, TN

1/22/10 (Name of flower stated earlier in thread)

Chickweed

USCBeeMan
02-23-2010, 09:33 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

Chickweed starting to bloom again
Bittercress (Sand and/or Hairy)

USCBeeMan
02-27-2010, 05:03 PM
37130
Murfressboro, TN

Hairy Bittercress

USCBeeMan
02-27-2010, 05:04 PM
37130
Murfressboro, TN

Crocus

USCBeeMan
02-27-2010, 05:05 PM
37130
Murfressboro, TN

Winter Honeysuckle (Just starting)

skidmld
03-07-2010, 03:04 PM
37742
03/06/10
Mahonia
Wonderful fragrance
The bees love it

USCBeeMan
03-07-2010, 11:22 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Silver Maple - Bees starting to work for pollen

USCBeeMan
03-09-2010, 01:15 PM
37130
Murfreesboro, TN

Ground Ivy

USCBeeMan
03-10-2010, 08:57 PM
37130
M'boro, Tn

3/7/10

Bittercress

USCBeeMan
03-10-2010, 08:59 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

3/10/10

Daffodils

Silver Maples are now in full bloom and bees are heavily working them.

skidmld
03-13-2010, 01:27 PM
37774
03/13/2010
maple

Ron Mann
03-14-2010, 06:28 AM
Red Maple

3/13/2010

37659

cdowdy
03-15-2010, 04:09 AM
What is needed:

•zipcode
•date when the plant first bloomed
•name of the plant
•any comment you add gets added to the database so give detailed info about what was going on, if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments

Zipcode. 38549
first bloom 11 Mar 2010
Maple trees.
bees working on the 12 Mar. They were also bringing in a bright yellow pollen but I couldn't find the source. cdowdy

USCBeeMan
03-18-2010, 05:16 PM
37130
M'Boro, TN

Winter Honeysuckle: Bees working pollen & nectar hard Note: this is Winter Honeysuckle (a bush) not honeysuckle that grows on a vine that honey bees cannot get nectar.

Elm: Blooming but didn't see any bees working it.

Daffadoils: Now are in fulll bloom and will be blooming for 3 or 4 weeks.

Dandelion: Havent seen bees working it. Other things must be better.

Ron Mann
03-19-2010, 10:38 AM
37659

Bees are working henbit.

tnmx
03-20-2010, 01:11 PM
March 19 2010 we've got dandelions blooming Gallatin TN. 37066.
Both boxes have capped brood

USCBeeMan
03-24-2010, 08:25 PM
March 20th

37130
M'boro, TN

Creeping Purple Vinca
Hyacinth

USCBeeMan
03-24-2010, 08:26 PM
March 22

37130
M'boro, TN

Pink flowering tree (bees working hard)
White Jap. Magnolia (bees working some)

USCBeeMan
03-24-2010, 08:30 PM
March 24

37130
M'Boro, TN

Elm in full bloom (very little bee activity)
Red Quince
Purple Jap. Magnolia
Maple tree with burgandy blooms (bees working some)
Winter Honeysuckle (bees working hard)

Heavy foraging for pollen by all hives. Pollen colors: Red, light yellow, yellow, orange.

USCBeeMan
04-03-2010, 06:59 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

March 25

Goldenbell (Yellow flowers up and down stems of bush) - Not working
Tulips - Haven't seen bees working

USCBeeMan
04-03-2010, 07:01 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

March 30

Plum (domesticated) - bees not working
Grape Hyacinth - bees not working at this time

USCBeeMan
04-03-2010, 07:28 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

March 30

Plum (domesticated) - bees not working
Grape Hyacinth - bees not working at this time

USCBeeMan
04-03-2010, 07:29 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

March 31

Cherry (domesticated) - bees not working
Ornamental Cherry - Bees working
Red Jap. Quince - Bees working for pollen

USCBeeMan
04-03-2010, 07:32 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

April 1

Ornamental Peach - bees working
Creeping flox - bees not working at this time
Spirea

Ron Mann
04-03-2010, 10:23 AM
37659

Richmond Cherry

Hundreds of these smaller type of bees working the bloom hard.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/echohotel12/masonbee.jpg

The few honey bees that have started to work the bloom are almost black.

There is also a small bee that looks like a small bumble bee.

The fragrance of the bloom is almost intoxicating.

I can see why they are drawn to it.

USCBeeMan
04-07-2010, 01:23 AM
37130
M'boro, TN

Redbud (bees haven't really started to work it yet)

Dandelions have been blooming but now are blooming everywhere.

USCBeeMan
04-10-2010, 11:13 AM
37130

M'boro, TN

Redbud (Saw 2 bees)
Apple (Saw 1 bee)
Crabapple (Not working)
Purple Plum (Not working)
White clover (Not working)
Plaintain (Not working)
Lilac (all colors) (Not working)
Holly bush (Saw maybe a dozen on a lot of bushes)
Pin Oak (Not working)
Pecan (Not working)
Red Maple (Not working)
Iris (Not working)
Dogwood (Not working)

All of the below are still in full bloom and bees are not working them. When I say full bloom I mean that they are blooming profusely everywhere.

Tulips
Creeping Phlox
Creeping Vinca
Dandelions
Chickweed
Henbit
Annual Bluegrass
Deadnettle

USCBeeMan
04-11-2010, 09:01 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Wisteria (Only bumble bees working.)

USCBeeMan
04-18-2010, 09:37 AM
37130
M'Boro TN

April 10 (aprox blooming date)

Hackberry (now had fruit)
Mullberry (now has fruit)

USCBeeMan
04-18-2010, 09:38 AM
37130

M'boro, TN

April 12 (Aprox bloom start)
Wild cherry - still blooming

USCBeeMan
04-18-2010, 09:43 AM
37130

M'boro TN

April 17

Azaleas (smaller ones (small blooms) in full bloom)
Fringe Tree
Spice Bush

Redbud - blooming over

USCBeeMan
04-18-2010, 09:55 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Coffee Tree
Hickory (started a few days ago)
Beggar Lites
Knockout Roses
Blueberry

Pepper Weed (Didn't see bloom but see seeds)

USCBeeMan
04-21-2010, 09:23 PM
37130
M'boro TN

April 18

Wild Mustard
Turnips (Bees working)

USCBeeMan
04-23-2010, 10:06 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Late posting cause I didn't know the name of the plant.

April 15

Otto Lupen Laurel (Blooming no bees working it)


April 23

Otto Lupen Laurel (Blooming almost completed)

USCBeeMan
04-23-2010, 10:11 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

4/23

Locust Tree

Blooms strings filled out and pearly white.
Most of the of the blooms have not opened for bees to enter.
Bees are trying to work it.

Update again in a day or so.


4/23

Wild Cherry

Still in major bloom. Bees may be working it hard but I can't get close enough to the trees to see as these trees are very tall.

USCBeeMan
04-23-2010, 10:37 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Burning Bush is now in bloom but haven't seen any bees working it. (May now be fully opened yet.)

USCBeeMan
04-24-2010, 08:38 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

April 24

Snowball bush
Redtip bush

Ginkgo tree (just noticed it has bloomed and set fruit) Must have bloomed around 4/14

USCBeeMan
05-01-2010, 09:32 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

4/25 Tulip Poplar

4/28 All Iris'

4/30 Pyracantha
Asian Perssimmon

USCBeeMan
05-02-2010, 02:05 PM
37130
M'boro, TN

Holly tree (large leaf) has been blooming. Bees finally working it.
Holly tree (small leaf) not quite open yet.

White clover has been blooming for a while but not being worked much.

skidmld
05-06-2010, 08:28 PM
37774
05/06/2010
wild roses

victory1504
06-06-2010, 04:51 PM
6/6/2010
Sourwood
37373 - north of Chattanooga Tn, 1800 feet
It seems early. It may take a few more days for there to be enough in bloom to matter. We have a moderately wet, humid season. You never know about sourwood but this may be the year !

USCBeeMan
07-18-2010, 07:09 PM
7/18/10

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Gotta put this one in the books!!! My banana trees are blooming with very small bananas. Didn't notice it until this PM. Took some pics with the bees working them!!!

skidmld
08-22-2010, 07:52 PM
37774
08/22/2010
gpldenrod

USCBeeMan
02-14-2011, 06:26 PM
37130
Noticed they have started blooming recently

Chickweed
Bittercress

Haven't seen the bees on them but they are bringing in mainly a light yellow pollen but one colony is bringing in orange pollen.

David LaFerney
02-17-2011, 11:30 AM
38501
2-17-2011
Red Maple

Middle TN - We've just had a week of springlike weather - noticed a few trees with open blooms today - 70 degrees and sunny.

USCBeeMan
02-19-2011, 03:19 PM
37130 (M'boro, TN)

2/19/11

Crocus - just starting
Daffodil - just starting
Forsythia - just starting
Winter Honeysuckle - just starting

Bees here at home are heavily bringing in the pollen.
Out on a farm I have a apiary and don't see anything blooming and almost no pollen coming in.

skidmld
02-21-2011, 07:35 PM
37742
02/21/2011
Mahonia
Juat starting to open. The bees are already checking it out.

Beeman77
02-21-2011, 09:27 PM
•37771
•2/19/11
•Dandelion

This seems early but they are poping out all over the farm, bee's are bringing in loads of pollen.

skidmld
02-22-2011, 09:39 AM
37774
2/22/2011
red maple
Just starting to open

buhbee
02-22-2011, 05:08 PM
37090 (center of Tennessee)

22 Feb 2011 (50F, sunny)

1. water maple (acer saccharinum)
2. daffodil (narcissus)
3. hackberry (celtis occidentalis)
4. Bradford Pears (pyrus calleryana) - two blossoms on a single tree

skidmld
03-07-2011, 01:27 PM
37774
3/7/2011
Crab Apple
Blooms starting to open

buhbee
03-09-2011, 01:31 PM
37090 (center of Tennessee)

22 Feb 2011 (50F, sunny)

1. water maple (acer saccharinum)
2. daffodil (narcissus)
3. hackberry (celtis occidentalis)
4. Bradford Pears (pyrus calleryana) - two blossoms on a single tree


Add to that:

37090 (TN)

09 Mar 2011 (60F, cloudy)

5. Forsythia (forsythia x intermedia) - in full bloom for a week
6. Purple Leaf Plum (prunus cerasifera) - sparse blooms on every tree
7. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Greg

skidmld
03-23-2011, 02:35 PM
37774
3/23/2011
Apple

SteveBee
08-24-2011, 10:12 AM
Here's a good general site for Tennessee bloomage.
http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/index/herb-bloom-date.htm

skidmld
09-08-2011, 09:07 AM
37742
9-5-2011
goldenrod

skidmld
01-23-2012, 12:15 PM
37742
Mahonia
Lots of bees visiting. Temp about 60

Slow Modem
02-08-2012, 03:38 AM
•37880
•Ten Mile, TN
•2/6/12
•daffodils (dandelions and hen bit were already blooming)
•bees are really buzzing and bringing in lots of pollen - temps in the 60s.

skidmld
02-16-2012, 02:55 PM
37742
dandelion
2/16/2012

Rader Sidetrack
02-28-2012, 05:14 PM
37743
2/22/12
Purple Deadnettle
bees already working it

skidmld
03-01-2012, 11:04 AM
37742
3/1/2012
Peach

thenance007
03-09-2012, 05:59 PM
37210 Nashville TN suburbs
Peach trees began blooming 03 04
Early blueberries began blooming 02 26
Flowering magnolia began blooming around 2 15
Bradford pears and ornamental cherries burst into full bloom 03 04
henbit has been blooming most of the winter
Very mild winter, 2 nights of 18 degrees back in mid February is the coldest we've gotten.
Checkerboarded on Jan 22 @ 65 degrees and bees bringing in yellow and white pollen

thenance007
03-11-2012, 09:50 PM
37210 Nashville
3 11 12
wild plum
forsythia

genie
03-13-2012, 12:52 PM
38476 zip primm springs tenn...too early but I have strawberries and white clover starting to bloom. also the maples are opening up. dandelions like crazy. new packages to arrive 3/21/2012:banana:

thenance007
03-13-2012, 01:14 PM
37210 Nashville
Tulips 3/11/12
Flowering quince 3/11/12

thenance007
03-18-2012, 09:35 AM
37210 Nashville
strawberries
dogwoods beginning to open
azaleas in full bloom
tulips began 2 weeks ago, about 3 weeks earlier than 2010
later blueberries--earliest bloomed 3-4 weeks ago

thenance007
03-21-2012, 09:02 AM
Nashville TN 37210
wisteria
dogwoods fully open
lilacs

thenance007
03-23-2012, 07:14 AM
Nashville, TN 37210
First apple and cherry blossoms
iris

thenance007
03-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Nashville TN 37210

Tulip Poplar just started
Roses
thyme

thenance007
04-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Nashville TN 37210

locust in full bloom 03 27 2012

thenance007
05-25-2012, 03:46 PM
Nashville TN 37211
Vitex, Golden Raintree, magnolias, buddhleas, cantalopes, day lillies, lawns are still white with clover, borage will open any day now, roman chamomile, Russian sage, elderberries, either tree of heaven or mimosa (delicate, with pink fluffy blossoms), a few strawberries still blooming, salvias, cosmos, rudbeckias, coriopsis, lobelias, vincas, rose of sharons, and the first white crepe myrtles.

JYawn
06-04-2012, 01:56 PM
Chattanooga, TN 37402

I believe this is for the whole state.... Mimosa (Silk Trees) are all over the place and have been popping up for about a week. Not sure if the bees take to them but if they do there is plenty of it to go around currently.

G Barnett
09-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Goldenrod starting here in Knoxville.
37917, 37920

Rye
01-20-2013, 04:28 PM
My bees were all over a few maple trees here in East TN today. I am not really sure what my normal time is for maple bloom. Walt? I am very close to your area as far as time frame.
Rye

thenance007
01-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Nashville TN 37210
First dandelion today-- 72 degrees last Friday, low of 15 tonight.
A flowering quince bush is in full bloom--last year I logged them on 3/11. Don't have a clue what that means!

thenance007
01-28-2013, 01:35 PM
Nashville TN 37210

Daffodils Jan. 26

SueBeeTN
02-15-2013, 01:41 PM
Cookeville, TN 38506
1/14/13, Dandelions & Daffodils
1/21/13, Henbit
2/13/13, Maple Tree, Bees bringing in lots of pollen!

Rader Sidetrack
03-09-2013, 05:15 PM
37743
Dandelions
3/8/13

thenance007
03-10-2013, 08:59 AM
Nashville TN 37210
Maple 3/10/13
Henbit and dead nettle 2/28/13
flowering cherries 2/16/13
crocus 3/8/13 (newly planted, probably late)

DryCreekGeezer
04-09-2013, 08:58 PM
Redbud started a day or so ago.

thenance007
04-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Nashville TN 37210 April 28

Tulip poplars--4 weeks later than last year!
White clover 4/20

gunter62
04-28-2013, 08:42 PM
37190 Middle Tennessee
4-14 redbud, plum, pear
4-21 dogwood, apple
4-28 lilac, buttercup

David LaFerney
04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
38501 Cookeville - middle tn
April 29 - Tulip Poplars just starting to bloom at the tops. Our main event around here.

David LaFerney
05-03-2013, 03:16 PM
38501 Cookeville - middle tn
May 2 - locust

SueBeeTN
08-15-2013, 11:08 AM
38506
August 14, 2013

Goldenrod blooming.

SueBeeTN
09-02-2013, 03:42 PM
38506
Sept. 1, 2013
Ragweed
Bees are really working the ragweed!7601

j.kuder
09-25-2013, 03:39 AM
the bees started mid aug. on goldenrod then it got dry around here and they stoped on the goldenrod i found them working hard on Stickweed or Yellow Crownbeard now we got some rain and i can smell the goldenrod again but the bees are also working the smart weed and asters are getin goin good now and they are startin on them.

UTvolshype
01-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Woodstock Ga. Jan 20, 2014 observations:
30189 Silver/Water Maple 1/20/2014 Acer saccharinum Got up to 60 degrees yesterday and lite-gray/green pollen was coming in.

UTvolshype
02-02-2014, 12:27 PM
30189 Silver/Water/Red Maple 2/2/2014 Acer saccharinum Got up to 60 degrees yesterday and lite-gray/green pollen was coming in.

Bees back at it after the Big SNOW in Ga, Carnes Nuc are going crazy the past 2 days on Maples.

TalonRedding
02-19-2014, 05:08 PM
37145
2/19/2014
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Bees were covering it up! Blooms are up high, but not down low yet.

TalonRedding
02-19-2014, 05:11 PM
37145
2/19/2014
Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Blooms up high, not down low.

gunter62
02-26-2014, 09:25 PM
37130 Middle Tennessee

2/26/14

Red maple
Silver maple
Henbit

AToplovich
03-04-2014, 09:53 AM
38562 zip, Blackburn Fork in Jackson County, Tennessee.
February 22: Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa); red maple and elms budding
March 1: Harbinger of Spring, Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum), dandelion, red maple, and elm.
Bees packing in lots of pollen on 60 degree day.

AToplovich
03-06-2014, 01:46 PM
For 38562 in Tennessee on March 1, I forgot to add Birdseye Speedwell (Veronica persica), a lovely little blue wildflower with a yellow eye. The flower closes on cloudy days to protect its pollen.

TalonRedding
03-10-2014, 02:36 PM
3/10/2014
American Elm
37145

TalonRedding
03-14-2014, 05:47 PM
37145
3/14/14
White Ash
Henbit

UTvolshype
03-14-2014, 06:31 PM
30189
3/14/14
Redbud
Henbit

UTvolshype
03-20-2014, 10:51 PM
37748
bradford pears, Henbit
Kingston, Tn.
March 20th, 2014

UTvolshype
03-30-2014, 12:24 PM
30189
American holly (Ilex opaca)
Woodstock, Ga.
March 30, 2014
Just opened up small flowers today and it won't take long for them to be all over it this week.

jrose1970
04-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Maple, Redbud, Bradford Pears, Other fruit trees just starting.
3-28-2013
37381 East Central Tennessee on Cumberland Platuea.

UTvolshype
04-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Apple fruit tree
4-4-2014
37748 East Tennessee Kingston

UTvolshype
04-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Tulip poplar trees (Liriodendron tulipifera),
30189
Woodstock, GA
4/20/14

THE FLOW IS ON!

UTvolshype
04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
30189
Woodstock, Ga.
4-20-2014
blackberry, clover

UTvolshype
04-25-2014, 09:27 PM
37748
Kingston, Tn.
4-22-2014
Tulip Popular, clover

skidmld
04-28-2014, 11:51 AM
37742
04/28/2014
tulip poplar
Greenback Tn

skidmld
05-01-2014, 04:17 PM
37742 Greenback Tn
5/1/2014
Blackberry

jrose1970
05-05-2014, 11:10 AM
37381
Spring City, TN (1 hour north of Chattanooga)
Honey Locust
5-5-2014

jrose1970
05-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Paulonia (I think) and Tulip Poplar!!
Sparta, TN 38583 (Where I work)
5-6-2014

skidmld
05-22-2014, 06:18 AM
37742
5/21/2014
sumac, persimmon
East Tennessee

UTvolshype
05-25-2014, 06:13 AM
37748
5/24/2014
basswood, staghorn sumac
East Tennessee, Roane County

jrose1970
06-03-2014, 05:14 AM
37381 East Central Tennessee
Mountain laurel.
All varieties of daisys.
(One or two weeks into the blossum.)

jrose1970
06-17-2014, 05:26 AM
37381
Elderberry
I think Chinese Chesnuts. Boy I wish we still had forests of American Chesnut. :cry:

jrose1970
06-25-2014, 05:38 AM
37381
Spring City, TN
Sourwood! It has been blooming in the valleys for about a week, now it is on the mountains.
6-23-14

jrose1970
07-28-2014, 06:00 AM
The Sourwood is finishing up after at least five weeks!
According to fellow beekeepers in Cumberland County, this is the best sourwood blossum in 10 years.
Queen Anne's lace is going strong.
37381

skidmld
08-01-2014, 11:34 AM
37742 Greenback Tn
7/30/14
Goldenrod

popeye
08-19-2014, 06:55 AM
38232 Hornbeak,Tn
Aug 18/Goldenrod.

skidmld
01-29-2015, 06:32 PM
37742 Greenback Tn
1/29/15
Dandelion

UTvolshype
02-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Kingston, Tn. 37748
Silver Maple, Feb. 4, 2015
In bloom but not many visits, 54 deg. high.

jrose1970
03-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Spring City , Tennessee
Sugar maple. (Pretty sure.)
3/9/2015

honey jhar
03-20-2015, 05:09 AM
pear, plum are opening
38060

popeye
03-20-2015, 08:26 AM
38232 NW Tn.
3/16/15
Henbit and Crocus

popeye
03-24-2015, 11:51 AM
38232
March 23,2015
Dandelions

popeye
03-28-2015, 06:51 AM
38232
March 25,2015
Plums

jrose1970
04-01-2015, 05:36 AM
38583 Sparta, TN
Red Bud and everything that blooms at that time.
Daffadils
Maple is finishing up.
The green wave is in Tennessee!

popeye
04-01-2015, 01:20 PM
38232
Mar 31,2015
Peaches

popeye
04-04-2015, 03:20 PM
38232
April 2,2015
Blueberries and cherries

popeye
04-08-2015, 07:59 AM
38232
April 7,2015
Pears right now and apples will be in a couple days.

skidmld
04-11-2015, 04:40 PM
37742 Greenback Tn
4/11/15
Wild Cherry

jrose1970
04-17-2015, 05:30 AM
Apple (Not sure of the variety.)
Good picture of Red Deadnettle.
Red Deadnettle here too. LOL (Been in bloom for about 2 weeks.)
37381

UTvolshype
04-17-2015, 05:40 PM
Kingston, Tn. 37748
Tulip Poplar 04/17/15

Very high up in trees and hard to see but some have opened.

popeye
04-19-2015, 11:04 AM
38232
4/18/15
Paulownia trees and clover

popeye
04-25-2015, 07:11 AM
38232
April 25,2015
Locust and tulip popular just started in the nick of time. Rain and cloudy weather been the norm(abnormal).

honey jhar
04-28-2015, 08:01 AM
Wild roses and BLACKBERRY!
38060

honey jhar
05-05-2015, 05:31 AM
black willows are blooming
38060, west TN
5-5-15
Yes, much later than white willows

popeye
05-05-2015, 07:16 AM
38232 Hornbeak,Tn.
May 5,2015
Blackberry

tnfiddler
05-23-2015, 11:40 AM
I'm am wondering what started blooming about 4 days ago here in east Tn. It is a small tree with very fragrant small white blooms. I will try to attach a picture.

jrose1970
06-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Chinese Chestnut
Yucca
Palonia
Spring City, TN 37381

UTvolshype
06-09-2015, 07:12 AM
Sourwood
6/8/2015
30706
Chatsworth-Jasper ga.
Low mountain/valley areas, heavy flow with white pollen.

jrose1970
06-16-2015, 05:40 AM
Sourwood!
Spring City, TN
37381

jrose1970
07-08-2015, 05:18 AM
37381
Spring City, Tennessee
7/8/2015
Milkweed - I've never smelled it so fragrant!

skidmld
08-10-2015, 07:20 PM
37742
Greenback Tn.
8/10/15
Goldenrod
Just starting to open.

jrose1970
08-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Goldenrod here too!
Most blooms start in the south and move north. It looks like from the posts that Goldenrod starts in the north and moves south. LOL
Spring City, Tennessee.
37381

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:48 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

westtnbeekeeper
02-04-2016, 07:02 PM
38320

February 1st

Saw my 1st dandelion bloom of the year. Also a few buttercups popping open. Henbit and purple dead nettle blooms have been around for some time now. Seems very early for any of them but I have never had reason to notice them much before having bees.

Not sure if I did this correctly... Just reporting as I see it.:)

Slow Drone
02-20-2016, 09:45 AM
37055 February 19 2016 Water maple blooming.

SueBeeTN
02-20-2016, 10:08 AM
37055 February 19 2016 Water maple blooming.

38506

Dandelions have been blooming for a month when not covered in snow or ice. Henbit is blooming and had a bee with a head covered in red pollen working it today. Buttercups started blooming last week.

Come on spring!!

Rader Sidetrack
02-23-2016, 04:03 PM
• 37743
• 02/23/2016
• purple deadnettle
• elevation is about 1400 ft

David LaFerney
02-29-2016, 07:00 AM
38501
02/28/16
Maple - various varieties
about 1300 ft elevation

skidmld
03-01-2016, 02:49 PM
37742 Greenback TN.
02/29/16 (leap day)
Red Maple

GerrieRPh
03-09-2016, 10:54 AM
37615
3/9/16
Maple (silver) past week. Nectar in supers and pollen
Red Buds in full bloom
1600 Elevation

Tennessee's Bees LLC
03-09-2016, 09:35 PM
Haven't quite moved on to Maple yet the buds are just starting to yield pollen we primarily have pollens coming in from henbit Elm and the tiny blue flowers I never can remember the names of. Colonies here already have at least a solid frame of freshly gathered pollen

skidmld
03-13-2016, 08:33 AM
37742 Greenback
3/11/16
Redbud, Bradford pear

Rader Sidetrack
03-15-2016, 06:16 AM
• 37743
• 03/15/2016
• redbud
• elevation is about 1400 ft

skidmld
03-16-2016, 03:08 PM
37742 Greenback
3/15/16
peaches

jrose1970
03-24-2016, 06:19 AM
37381 Spring City
Redbud (at higher elevation)
Maple
Pear
Nectarine
3/24/2016

skidmld
03-25-2016, 07:38 AM
37742 Greenback
Dogwood
3/25/16

skidmld
04-04-2016, 12:10 PM
37742 Greenback
Crab apple
3/26/16

skidmld
04-04-2016, 12:11 PM
37742 Greenback
Wild Cherry
White Clover, Just starting to open
4/4/16

skidmld
04-15-2016, 02:20 PM
37742 Greenback
Locust
Mulberry
4/14/16

jrose1970
04-19-2016, 11:12 AM
37381 Spring City
Locust
Apple
4/18/2016

Slow Drone
04-20-2016, 04:35 PM
37055 Dickson Blackberry 4/20/2016

David LaFerney
04-20-2016, 07:18 PM
38501 Cookeville
About 1300 ft elevation
Just noticed Locust, Wild Cherry, and white clover in the last 3 days - ending a near dearth.

Last year locust didn't bloom, the year before last I'm pretty sure it bloomed around May 10 - concurrent with Poplar. Is it normal for the locust bloom to move around so much, or is it just because of the mild winter?

Tennessee's Bees LLC
04-20-2016, 08:28 PM
38562 gainesboro. Poplar bloom starting to show. I am not sure that is a good thing as that might mean the summer dearth will start more soon as well. We shall see

skidmld
04-21-2016, 09:55 AM
37742 Greenback
Poplar
4/21/16

PepperBeeMan
05-02-2016, 03:19 PM
Full Tulip Poplar, honeysuckle & beginning Magnolia 4/26/16. Murfreesboro (Middle)

PepperBeeMan
05-02-2016, 03:20 PM
Early very heavy black locust started end of March beginning April. Still going strong. Hearing of many swarms very early.

skidmld
05-04-2016, 10:27 AM
37742
Holly
5/4/16

jrose1970
05-04-2016, 11:39 AM
Black Locust (At 2500 feet)
5/4/2016
Spring City, TN
37381

AdamBeal
05-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Tulip poplar still going here at 1100 ft elevation just North of Knoxville area but on the way out. Blackberries in bloom but past peak now as well.
Chinese Privet just started blooming.
No sourwood yet but I see buds forming. Last year sourwood bloomed here on 6/1 everything else has been 7 days sooner than last year so am looking for it to bloom around 5/25.

PepperBeeMan
05-19-2016, 01:33 PM
Tulip Poplar seems done for here in Nashville area. Dandelions & clover going strong. 1 of 15 bees is bringing in pollen baskets.

jrose1970
05-20-2016, 08:48 AM
Black locust finishing up at 2300 feet. Clover going strong.
Spring City, TN
37381
5/20/2016

PepperBeeMan
05-27-2016, 03:40 PM
They're all over the white clover right now.

j.kuder
05-27-2016, 04:38 PM
east side of the Cumberland Plateau Scott County 1200' clover going strong but they are still working privet for another week blackberries fading

jsnider
05-31-2016, 07:12 AM
Sumac starting to bloom, clover and purple star thistle being worked.
Bradley County, TN
37323
5/30/16

jsnider
06-01-2016, 07:01 PM
Sourwood started blooming 6/1/16
Bradley County, TN
37323

PepperBeeMan
06-03-2016, 02:55 PM
Saw a Tulip Poplar today setting buds to rebloom. I'm not sure if it's because it's inside a courtyard at work, shaded or not. I wonder how inner forest TP's will react to these cooler night temps and abundant rain...

COAL REAPER
06-03-2016, 03:25 PM
Saw a Tulip Poplar today setting buds to rebloom. I'm not sure if it's because it's inside a courtyard at work, shaded or not. I wonder how inner forest TP's will react to these cooler night temps and abundant rain...

Never heard of TP reblooming. Can it do that?

PepperBeeMan
06-06-2016, 12:28 PM
Never heard of TP reblooming. Can it do that?

Never seen it before. This one is def reblooming. I see the pods, no flower yet. Will post pics if it does.

Slow Drone
06-06-2016, 01:05 PM
What you're probably seeing are seed pods or cones. They are longer and come to a sharper point than the blooms.

PepperBeeMan
06-10-2016, 07:37 AM
What you're probably seeing are seed pods or cones. They are longer and come to a sharper point than the blooms.

New tulip poplar flowers have emerged. I have two in my front yard as well that are also blooming again. All the blooms had come and gone, fallen off. Now they're back. Very interesting.

PepperBeeMan
06-10-2016, 07:37 AM
It may be because we are having temps in the 50's & low 60's at night then 80-90 during the day.

Slow Drone
06-10-2016, 07:40 AM
Pretty interesting stuff PepperBeeMan. I have alot of tulip poplars and they are just following the normal pattern. Would be cool to see them do what yours are doing!

PepperBeeMan
06-10-2016, 09:39 AM
Be anxious to see if they full out bloom. Right now it's sporadic across the tree, not like a regular flow. Weird.

jrose1970
06-17-2016, 03:11 PM
On the plataeu the sourwood are just ready to open. The blossum buds are there. I bet they open in a day or two!! Yippee!
37381
Spring City
6-17-2016

jrose1970
06-20-2016, 06:11 AM
The elderberries are really showing out this year!
Yucca.
Wild carrot - Queen Anne's Lace - (My neighbors used to call them "Kiss me and I'll tell you." LOL.)
The white clover is hanging in there.
37381
Spring City, TN
June 20, 2016

jrose1970
07-27-2016, 06:25 AM
Wild carrot is still going strong!
Sourwood finishing up.
Spring City, TN 37381
7-27-2016

skidmld
08-01-2016, 07:37 PM
Goldenrod. Seems really early. I don't expect to see a lot until the end of this month.
Greenback Tn 37742
8/1/16

jrose1970
09-20-2016, 06:36 AM
Goldenrod still going strong!
Spring City, TN
37381
9/20/2016

PepperBeeMan
09-20-2016, 02:25 PM
Goldenrod is in full bloom in Murfreesboro TN (middle )

skidmld
01-24-2017, 12:44 PM
Mahonia
1/24/17
37742 Greenback Tn

skidmld
02-02-2017, 10:18 AM
37742 Greenback Tn.
1/24/2016
Mahonia, just starting to open

skidmld
02-02-2017, 10:22 AM
37742 Greenback, Tn.
1/24/2017
Mahonia, Just starting to bloom

tful24
02-07-2017, 07:37 PM
37172 Springfield, Tn.
First dandelion flower in my pasture 02-05-17

abner
02-08-2017, 08:38 PM
Murfreesboro 2-08-2017
No idea what is blooming but my bees are bring back tons of white pollin.
On a side note: why is this thread backwards? The newest should be first. Who cares what bloomed in 2013? Maybe I have my settings wrong¿

Spur9
02-17-2017, 07:01 PM
With temps reaching highs in the '70s next 5 days, colors should be waking up. This week I've seen:

Daffodils
Dandelions
Bradford Pears
Dogwoods
Magnolias

Bolichsbees
02-22-2017, 04:25 PM
Excited to see many things blooming this week. Today while I was out in the bee yard, I saw my neighbor's bradford pear tree in bloom and my other neighbor's forsythia tree also in bloom. My yard is also spotted with yellow dandelions here and there and patches of daffodils can be seen here and there on my way to work.

It seems a bit early, but things are beginning to ramp up here in this area. Exciting!

Watertown / Lebanon

Spur9
02-27-2017, 08:20 AM
Marion County

Saw my first patches of henbit this weekend. Red maples are really starting to bloom.

31167

skidmld
02-27-2017, 08:10 PM
2/25/17
Greenback Tn 37742
Peach

Rader Sidetrack
03-04-2017, 06:39 PM
37743
3/4/17
purple deadnettle

e-spice
03-27-2017, 07:54 AM
03/27/2017 Redbuds starting to open
37931 (Knoxville)

skidmld
04-01-2017, 04:39 PM
4/1/17 Apple. I saw 1 tree in full bloom and others that are on the verge of blooming. Different varieties I guess
37742 Greenback

jsnider
04-03-2017, 08:24 AM
4/2/17
37331 (Etowah)
Holly, Hackberry, and Crabapple Trees

e-spice
04-03-2017, 08:51 AM
04/02/2017 Holly starting to open
37931 (Knoxville)

Extremely good flow going at the moment. Hives are getting very heavy. I added more supers this weekend, checkerboarding them, resulting in several hives already at seven mediums high.

jsnider
04-04-2017, 06:25 AM
4/4/17
37331 (Etowah)
Tulip Poplars in sun have buds opening

skidmld
04-04-2017, 07:12 PM
4/4/47
37742
Greenback
Clover. Just beginning to bloom

Tommy Hodge
04-08-2017, 07:34 AM
4/8/17
37853
Apple full bloom
Pear full bloom
Hen bit for about 4 weeks
Holly just beginning to bud
Red Bud full bloom

skidmld
04-11-2017, 07:41 PM
4/11/17
37742 Greenback
Tulip poplar just starting to open
dewberry
wild cherry

Slow Drone
04-13-2017, 04:05 PM
4/13/17 37055 Dickson Tulip Poplar starting to open.

jsnider
04-18-2017, 06:13 AM
4/18/17
37331 (Etowah)
Black Locust starting to bloom, blackberry as well.

e-spice
04-18-2017, 07:03 AM
04/18/2017
37931 (Knoxville)
Also seeing black locust here too.

jsnider
04-24-2017, 07:47 PM
4/23/17
37331, Etowah
Privet

Tangell88
04-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Saw tulip poplars open today 37022

westtnbeekeeper
05-07-2017, 08:38 PM
The stinking privet seems to be in full bloom right now.

Don't think I have ever sampled any privet honey but I understand it is not the greatest.

The stuff just doesn't have much of a pleasant aroma to me...

jsnider
05-16-2017, 08:21 AM
5/16/17
37331, Etowah
Huckleberry has been blooming the past 2 weeks and the bees are working them hard. Poplar starting to come to an end.

e-spice
05-22-2017, 03:03 PM
05/21/2017
37931 Knoxville
Persimmons have been in full bloom for several days now. There's a big buzz around all the persimmon trees.

jsnider
05-23-2017, 10:19 AM
05/23/17
37331, Etowah
Sourwood starting to bud. Seems very early.

jsnider
05-26-2017, 07:47 AM
05/26/17
37331, Etowah
Sumac

Chimneyman
05-26-2017, 03:41 PM
5/26/17 Just in the past week they have been wearing out the white clover I seeded in my yard. Loudon