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dcross
04-01-2005, 11:30 AM
Kiel WI
53042-1004
Silver Maple(Soft Maple)
4-1-2005

dcross
04-15-2005, 04:28 PM
Bloodroot(Sanguinaria canadensis)

May have been blooming for a while.

53042-1004 Kiel, WI

dcross
04-16-2005, 02:17 PM
4-11-05

Pussy willow
53042-1004
May have been blooming for a while.

dcross
04-20-2005, 08:11 AM
Box elders
4-18-05
53042-1004

dcross
04-21-2005, 01:09 PM
Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)
4-21-05
53042-1004

dcross
04-25-2005, 11:16 AM
Caltha palustris(Marsh marigold)
4-21-05
53042-1004

dcross
04-25-2005, 11:16 AM
Dandelions
4-25-05
53042-1004

dcross
05-21-2005, 08:17 AM
Lilac
53042-1004
5-20-2005

dcross
06-03-2005, 07:11 AM
Blackberries
6-2-2005
53042-1004

dcross
06-04-2005, 12:43 PM
6-4-2005
White dutch clover
53042-1004

dcross
06-08-2005, 07:47 AM
Yellow Sweet Clover
6-7-2005
53042-1004

First sting of the year, but thankfully no bloom!

dcross
07-01-2005, 08:38 AM
Basswood
6-30-2005
53042-1004

dcross
07-13-2005, 09:04 AM
Canada thistle
7-5-05
53042-1004

White sweet clover
Full bloom
7-13-05
53042-1004

dcross
07-13-2005, 10:56 AM
Soybeans(just starting)
7-13-05
53042-1004

dcross
07-26-2005, 09:21 AM
Burdock
7-25-05
53042-1004

dcross
08-15-2005, 10:44 AM
Goldenrod
8-13-05
53042-1004

dcross
09-17-2005, 10:44 AM
Asters
53042-1004

dcross
09-21-2005, 09:21 AM
Impatiens Glandulifera
53042-1004
9-20-05

I've seen the first workers with pollen on their backs, like a marked queen, and I've read that this is the flower that does it.

dcross
03-28-2006, 10:34 AM
Crocuses
3-27-06
53042

Bees still rolling in used coffee grounds in the garden.

Focus on Bees
04-08-2006, 07:54 PM
We had pussy willows and lilacs and maples start to bud out here april 8

Focus on Bees
04-08-2006, 07:55 PM
the bees are looking for anything right now, with nothing being found. zip is 54403 Wausau Wi

dcross
04-09-2006, 03:30 PM
Silver Maple
4-08-2006
Kiel WI 53042

And some kind of navy blue pollen? At least they're not fighting over crocuses anymore:)

dcross
04-14-2006, 12:13 PM
Pussy willow
53042
4-14-06

Edited to add: Drone brood!!

[ April 15, 2006, 01:53 PM: Message edited by: dcross ]

Tom Chaudoir
04-15-2006, 10:28 AM
Loads of yellow pollen coming in from someplace. Haven't noticed many flowers yet except for some spring bulbs around houses.
Milwaukee, WI

Focus on Bees
04-19-2006, 07:05 PM
dandelions and popple April 15 in Wausau Wi

Tom Chaudoir
04-21-2006, 07:27 PM
Milwaukee, WI 53207

First real patches of dandelions.
Taraxacum officinale (http://enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?allSpecies=y&searchText=dandelion&curGroupID=11&lgfromWhere=&curPageNum=6)

dcross
04-28-2006, 11:44 AM
Apricot
53042
4-24-2006

Dandelions
53042
4-27-2006

First sting!

dcross
05-06-2006, 04:51 PM
Pears
53042
5-4-06

Tom Chaudoir
05-29-2006, 07:03 PM
White clover.
Trifolium repens (http://enature.com/fieldguides/enlarged.asp?imageID=20630) (I think)
53207

Oldbee
03-15-2007, 01:46 PM
Skunk Cabbage. 3-15-2007: 53711

Oldbee
03-23-2007, 06:43 PM
Silver Maple, 3-23-2007, ZIP. 53711. Upper half of trees blooming.

dcross
03-27-2007, 10:25 AM
Silver Maple
3-24-07

Crocus
3-26-07

53042

Oldbee
04-22-2007, 05:27 PM
Daffadills 4 / 16
Dandelion 4 / 20 53711

dcross
04-26-2007, 11:15 AM
Forsythia
53042
4-26-07

Focus on Bees
04-26-2007, 03:36 PM
54403
dandelion, box-elder ,maple, tulip poplar

Oldbee
05-04-2007, 02:29 PM
Madison, WI. 53711

Pear 5-4-2007

Wild Plum 5-4-2007...... bees working
Wild apple trees. 5-4-2007.... bees working

Oldbee
06-09-2007, 07:14 PM
I have not done very well with this post. My excuse is that I cannot walk around the land where my hives are. But, since this is a MAJOR nectar
plant for my area.................... YELLOW SWEET CLOVER. 6-07-2007. ZIP..........53711

Oldbee
04-06-2008, 05:48 AM
Silver Maple 4-5-08 April 5, 2008

53711

Oldbee
04-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Dandelion 4-25-2008 53711. I'am sure among the first; seen on south facing slopes/lawns mostly.

Oldbee
05-06-2008, 01:36 PM
5-6-2008 -- May 6, 2008
Wild plum 53711

Oldbee
05-12-2008, 10:24 PM
Apple May 12, 2008 5-12-2008
53711

Oldbee
06-05-2008, 05:36 PM
Black Locust 53711
June 5, 2008 6-05-2008

Oldbee
06-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Yellow sweet clover --June 10, 2008 // 6-10- 2008 --53711. Not common yet. Dry places/hillsides.

Dutch white clover --June 8, 2008 / 6-8-2008 --53711

Oldbee
06-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Nettle: The bees seem to search it out in unlikely places; shady. 53711

June 20, 2008

Oldbee
06-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Basswood [American Linden] 6-25-2008 // 53711
Chicory: 6-29-2008 // 53711
WHITE, sweet clover: 6-29-2008 // 53711
Sumac [sp., probably Smooth Sumac {Rhus Glabra} 6-28-2008 // 53711

Oldbee
08-05-2008, 05:06 PM
Goldenrod sp.
8-4-2008 August 4, 2008. Just beginning.

53711

Oldbee
09-17-2008, 03:33 PM
Nobody has mentioned Aster yet;[I think] so,..a 'white Aster' and the bees are REALLY on it around here.

So; Aster' because range description is west to Texas and north through MO., IA,. and Wisconsin.]

White Aster: September 12, 2008: 9/12/2008. 53711

New England Aster. The big Blue flowers. September 12, 2008: 9/12/2008. 53711

Roland
03-16-2010, 08:41 PM
Soft Maple
53051 (S.E.Wisconsin)
03-15-2010

Roland

Adrian Quiney WI
03-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Silver maple. Zip 54016. 60+ degrees. Girls are working the pollen.

Birdiewi
03-23-2010, 05:07 PM
3/23/10
54971
daffodils
crocus
red maple

Riley
04-03-2010, 03:47 PM
54481
Box elder and elm 4/3/10

Roland
04-03-2010, 07:46 PM
4-1-2010

Aspen, Big tooth? Loaded with catkins(first time I noticed)
Elm, Chinese?

Hustisford. Wis 53034

Roland

Roland
04-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Willow
53051 Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Roland

berry-nut
04-12-2010, 08:28 PM
53573
April 7
dandelions & bush cherries
asparagus was a full month early this year

Beeslave
04-16-2010, 10:43 AM
Dandelions noticed here and there
4-7-10
54616

Dandelions by the field full
4-14-10
54616

Small cherry trees starting to bloom
4-14-10
54616

A few Yellow Rocket plants blooming
4-14-10
54616

Roland
04-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Dandelions in fields, not just south slopes.
4-16-2010
53051
S.E.Wisconsin

Roland

Roland
05-15-2010, 11:06 PM
53003 Ashippun Wis.
5-14-2010
Black Cherry tree?? Last year, it was the first and last good flow. Interesting honey, mild cherry flavor. Never had it before.

Roland

Roland
05-28-2010, 08:09 PM
05-26-2010

Locust(black?)

53051. (S.E. Wisconsin)

Roland

Roland
06-26-2010, 08:02 PM
late post - note date-

06-21-2010

Large leaf Linden(Basswood)
White Sweet Clover
Milkweed.


The Basswood is now almost finished.(06-26-2010)

Roland
Linden Apiary

Roland
04-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
53051
04-12-2011
Slippery(piss) Elm
Silver(soft) Maple(The swamps are tinged red with the buds when view from above)
Skunk Cabbage is about done(sorry, we are not out when it starts)

Roland

Cicada54701
05-05-2011, 04:17 PM
54701
5/5/11
dandelions

Never thought I'd be so happy to see it!

Roland
05-06-2011, 07:18 PM
53051, S.E. Wisconsin
5-6-2011
Dandelions. About 2 weeks behind

Roland

Wisnewbee
05-09-2011, 01:23 PM
5/9/2011
54401
Wausau, WI. right in the middle of the state
Dandelions started today

Roland
06-04-2011, 08:33 PM
Menomonee Falls, S.E. Wis.
53051
6-4-2011
Wild Black Cherry trees
Two years ago we got a surplus from this bloom, first time in recent memory.

Crazy Roland

Roland
06-05-2011, 08:39 PM
Locust, very showy bloom, more so than in past years.
Menomonee Falls, Wis. 53051
06-04-2011

Roland
03-18-2012, 08:24 AM
03-16-2012
53051, S.E. Wisconsin
Soft(red) Maples. Full development. Swamps look red from a distance. Most hives have close to frame of bright yellow pollen, nectar flow also.

Roland

Roland
03-25-2012, 07:40 PM
Hard(sugar) Maple
03-25-2012
S.E. Wisconsin, 53051

Good flow in the yard NE of Hustisford, Wis.

Crazy Roland

Roland
04-08-2012, 08:25 PM
04-06-2012

Dandelions, full conflagration.

S.E. Wisconsin, 53051

Poverty Hill
05-07-2012, 08:03 PM
53158 Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

4/30/12 Cherry, Tulips, Crabapples (Malus Sp.), Hoary Puccoon, Violets
5/6/12 Hawthorne, Choke Cherry, Buttercup (Ranunculus Sp.), Sweet William (Phlox), Wake Robin Trillium, Wild Strawberry, Tartarian Honeysuckle, Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea), Dandelions in full bloom. Prairie Phlox, Golden Alexanders just opening yesterday.... Dogwoods around the bend!

Roland
05-21-2012, 08:33 PM
05-21-2012
Black Locust
53051, S.E. Wisconsin

Crazy Roland

Poverty Hill
06-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

6/2 Gray Dogwood just started blooming, my bee's don't seem to like it. Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana var. suffulta) started 6/2, bee's are ignoring it. Mutiflora rose bloom ending, (Started 5/27) bee's also aren't attracted to it.
Creeping charlie (Glechoma hederacea) still blooming strong, my bees are all over it. Dutch clover (started 5/21) and Red clover (started 5/27) still in full bloom. Sulphur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta L.) just starting. Yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis) just starting to open on 6/3.

Poverty Hill
06-13-2012, 09:23 PM
53158 Pleasant Prairie, WI

6/9 Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa), Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis), sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis ), Prairie Rose (Rosa Arkansana), Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Roland
06-20-2012, 08:21 PM
06-19-2012

Large leaf Linden
Alfalfa
White Sweet Clover

How do they say "Hitting the Trifecta" in your Country??

Scale hive has been gaining 3 lbs a day steady.

S.E. Wisconsin 53051

Crazy Roland

Poverty Hill
04-09-2013, 04:29 AM
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158

Sliver Maples just starting 4/8/13 Sunny and 59 degrees!

Poverty Hill
04-09-2013, 04:30 AM
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158

Sliver Maples just starting 4/8/13 Sunny and 59 degrees!

Roland
04-24-2013, 08:34 PM
4-24-2013
Red maple(A.K.A. Soft maple, swamp maple)
53051 S.E. Wisconsin

Crazy Roland

BSAChris
05-06-2013, 07:24 PM
54921 (central wisconsin, just north of waushara/portage county border) first blooms:
4/29 - maple
4/29 - box elder
5/3 - daffodils
5/5 - star magnolia

Roland
05-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Dandelions

Normal date is around 4-21.

Menomonee Falls,
S.E.Wisconsin 53051

Roland

BSAChris
05-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Central Wisconsin - (Portage County / Waushara County border)
5/11 - Dandelions
5/13 - Wild cherries

BSAChris
05-22-2013, 10:57 AM
zip 54921
May 21
south portage county, wi
oak
apple
lilac

JHark
06-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Black Locust zone 4 a

Loyalbee
04-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Bees bringing in yellow pollen. Only thing I see blooming are the maples. Anyone else in central WI seeing pollen sources?

beeeee
04-19-2014, 08:34 AM
April 18th Northern Wisconsin two dandelions pushed through the snow in full bloom. Not a bee in sight.

emptyenergy
05-01-2014, 04:39 PM
53182 Union Grove, Wi
4/30/2014
Dandelion

Roland
05-09-2014, 08:32 PM
05-09-2014
53051,Menomonee Falls , S.E. Wis.

Dandelions.

About 2 1/2 weeks later than average.

Roland Diehnelt

Roland
04-01-2015, 10:10 PM
Menomonee Falls, Wis. 53051
Red swamp Maple
Skunk cabbage still open, many bees working it.
04/01/2015

Bee Bliss
05-06-2015, 10:40 AM
May 5, 2015
54130

Currently blooming:

Sour cherry - blooming for about a week but blossoms look good
pear - just opening
apples - starting
plums - just finishing up
currants - full of bees!

crocus are mostly done
dandelions - going strong
wild violets - blooming
tulips and daffodils blooming

Roland
05-06-2015, 09:27 PM
53051
Menomonee Falls, Wis.
2 May 2015
Dandelions

About 10 days late, but earlier than last year.

Roland

Angiebubs
06-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Wild Blackberries blooming

June 3

Amery, WI 54001

Roland
06-21-2015, 09:25 PM
53051
S.E. Wis.
6-21-2015
Little Leaf Linden

Crazy Roland

Roland
07-10-2015, 08:38 PM
07-06-2015

Large leaf Linden, A.K.A. Basswood. Rather showy, blossoms seen from a distance.

53051, S.E. Wisconsin

Crazy Roland

Barry
02-04-2016, 06:53 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

Steve zone 5 WI
04-17-2016, 10:26 AM
Couple of dandelions
4-17-16
54961

Poverty Hill
04-17-2016, 12:13 PM
Glechoma Hederacea Creeping Charlie

Bees actively collecting pollen

4/17/16 Pleasant Prairie, WI

Duncan151
04-19-2016, 05:10 PM
Crivitz, WI

11 April-Pussy Willow, Willow, and Poplar
18 April-Sugar Maples started

Roland
04-21-2016, 09:36 PM
53051, Menomonee Falls, Wis.
4-21-2016
Dandelions,
with a good flow. Right on normal schedule.

Joe Hillmann
04-22-2016, 10:05 AM
In Cameron
Hepatica, wood violets, pussy willow and blood root are all starting to bloom. Most box elder is pretty well bloomed out. Some maples and popels are completely in bloom and others haven't budded yet.

Joe Hillmann
04-29-2016, 10:23 AM
54822 Cameron, WI
Dandelions have started blooming
4/27/16

Duncan151
05-10-2016, 06:02 AM
Crivitz, WI

6 May Wild Cherry
9 May Orchard Plums, Apricots, and Pears

Duncan151
05-30-2016, 07:15 AM
Crivitz WI

25 May, First round of Dandelions have gone to seed
28 May, Wild Black Cherries have started
28 May Honey Suckle is starting
30 May, Black Berries are just starting

Joe Hillmann
07-29-2016, 09:05 AM
Chetek, WI.

July 16, Sweet white clover was was starting to bloom.

July 25, Saw the very first golden rod blooming.

Mike82
08-05-2016, 03:45 PM
Bonduel, WI

August 5- Goldenrod is about 10% in bloom.

SandyCreekApiary
04-24-2017, 12:19 PM
North of Glenwood City, WI

4/15 - Silver Maple and Elm
4/19 - Willow - saw honey bees actively working the catkins on one small willow bush next to the creek on my property
4/22 - Saw one very small patch of dandelions
4/24 - Saw another very small patch of dandelions

Duncan151
04-24-2017, 10:11 PM
Crivitz WI

23 April Dandelions

Kalteisen
05-03-2017, 11:39 AM
Northshore, Milwaukee, WI

03 May The Dandelions are in full swing.

Roland
05-03-2017, 08:45 PM
Menomonee Falls, Wis. 53051

April 20th Hard Sugar Maple

April 25th Dandelions

SandyCreekApiary
05-03-2017, 09:07 PM
Wild Plum today.

SandyCreekApiary
05-12-2017, 03:41 PM
5-11-2017
54013
Apples started blooming

Incredible dandelion bloom this year btw.

SandyCreekApiary
06-01-2017, 11:31 AM
Black cherry trees are blooming, started awhile back can't say for sure on the date I have been at work too much!

54013 zip code

SandyCreekApiary
06-13-2017, 12:10 PM
Seeing a very small amount of yellow clover starting to bloom along I-94 around the Roberts/Hudson area.

Zip code would be 54016

SandyCreekApiary
08-10-2017, 03:28 PM
Zip code 54013

Goldenrod started opening up on Saturday August 5th. There is a smaller amount of sweet while clover left yet but I don't think it will last too much longer, most of it looks like its drying up. Black-eyed susans are in full bloom all over and there seems to be a ton of them this year.

RedBarn
04-23-2018, 10:36 AM
53073- Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan Co.

Soft Maple - 4/23/2018 - first day I saw the girls bringing in pollen.

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RedBarn
04-25-2018, 11:52 AM
April 25 2018 - cold late spring -

Saw first dandelions today on south facing slope of front yards in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co., WI 53012

Roland
04-26-2018, 07:57 AM
4-1-20118
Skunk cabbage

4-1-2018
Red(soft) swamp maple - opened but stayed "frozen" untll---4-20-2018 now active and first providing pollen. Very long and late bloom time

53051

Roland
06-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Dandelion 5-14-2018 to 5-28-2018 53051

Crazy Roland

GregV
03-02-2019, 06:01 PM
Hey, Wisconsin folk, should we get together and try for a better blooming record for the season 2019?
I was not able to find a good phenological calendar for WI.
Heck, we can just build one.

KevinWI
04-09-2019, 05:58 PM
Maple bloom started the last two days...bees bringing it in heavy.

Stevens Point, WI

GregV
04-12-2019, 08:53 PM
Maple bloom started the last two days...bees bringing it in heavy.

Stevens Point, WI

I marked April 3rd as a start of Maple bloom in Dane County.
Well, that lasted for about 5 days of some use.
Back to winter now - blizzard/rain/freezing/wind.
I guess the rest of the Maple bloom is largely done and wasted this year (as about normal).

KevinWI
04-12-2019, 09:13 PM
Majority of Maple here have not even blossomed out before the blizzard...plenty left to feed the bees coming up next week . last year I marked maple bloom on April 30 here.

GregV
04-15-2019, 09:22 AM
I wish maples have not started blooming yet.
But they have started.
And now after 5 days non-stop winter-like weather (concluding with a pretty hard freeze of about 25F tonight) - I am not even sure if much of usable maple bloom left in the South Central WI.
Lots of the bloom is just laying on the ground - knocked down by ice/rain/wind.

GregV
04-24-2019, 08:24 AM
The regular maples/elms are largely finished.
There were 2-3 days of maple use after my last post.

Box Elder is blooming all over. Lots of it here.
Daffodils and other similar spring flowers are ON, but unsure how significant (compared to the trees).

For sure, there is plenty of multi-varietal pollen intake.

KevinWI
04-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Maples still blooming here in Central WI
Saw Dandelions yesterday...bees bringing it in.

GregV
04-26-2019, 08:24 AM
Box Elder is still ON.
Willows are still ON.
Dandelions are ON as of yesterday - on the warm road-sides and building sides.
Variety of ornamental spring flowers are ON.
Fruit trees are just about to explode, but....

The bad news - we have up to 9 inches of snow tomorrow.
No-fly weather through the end of April.

alf1960
04-27-2019, 04:18 AM
I saw the first dandelion bloom here in Clark County Wisconsin 54437- 4-26-19 These were on the south side of my house. Not wide spread yet.

GregV
05-02-2019, 08:36 AM
Near my location there is massive Norway Maple bloom all over the city (somehow introduced Norway Maple gets overlooked by the talks of native maples).
48019
The bad news again - the weather cancels it out.
Maybe the weekend will get better.

Roland
05-07-2019, 08:12 PM
5-7-2019
53051
Dandelions

a good 2 weeks late.

Crazy Roland

GregV
05-22-2019, 09:39 AM
Fruit trees are about mid-bloom (apple/pear).
Stone fruits are done.
Dandelion is still ON.
Dutch clover is starting up.

Due to consistent cold & rain, none of the above matter much so far.

GregV
05-29-2019, 08:56 AM
Pretty much everything is done here; dandelion was largely wasted due to the weather.
Entering the early summer dearth, until maybe locust in a couple of weeks.
Dutch clover never started yet due to cold rain non-stop.
Very crappy spring for nectar.

Honeysuckle is blooming all over, but not really a big factor.

GregV
06-03-2019, 09:26 PM
Dutch clover is ON (where not mowed too much).

Roland
06-04-2019, 07:24 AM
Wild Cherry Trees,
6-1-2019
53051

A different tasting honey, slight cherry note.

Roland

GregV
06-04-2019, 09:52 PM
Black Locust is ON.
Dutch/Pink/Red clovers are ON.
Dandelion is still on in some spots.

PS: I was wrong about the early summer dearth - not yet (if at all); something is always going.

GregV
06-07-2019, 09:21 PM
Today drove to Chicago and back.
Yellow sweet clover is starting up on the road sides on South WI and North IL.
Lots of Dutch clover on not mowed road sides.

GregV
06-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Yellow sweet clover is starting on the road sides.
Alsike clover, white clover are on.
Basswood should start in a couple of weeks, probably.

GregV
06-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Basswood is ON (my prediction was spot on).
Yellow sweet clover, pink clover, white clover - are still ON and have a way to go still.

KevinWI
06-27-2019, 06:07 PM
Central WI

Black and Summer locus are done as of end of last week.
Basswood is NOT on here in Central WI...maybe around the 4th of July would be the guess.

First hay has been cut and harvested allowing more clover to bloom...

Wild mustards/ yellow rocketcress are also blooming

..some alfalfa is starting to bloom but most will be cut soon as farmers don't let the bloom on very long.

GregV
07-01-2019, 09:35 AM
White sweet clover is ON.
Basswood, Yellow sweet clover, thistles, you name it - everything is ON.

So now is the best time of the summer here for about a month to go - IF you have some strong bees to bring it in.

alf1960
07-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Clark County, Wisconsin 54437- White dutch is going strong right now. Basswood isn`t quite ready yet.

GregV
07-10-2019, 03:38 PM
Basswood still ON but soon to drop off.
Yellow/White clovers are ON for another month or so (the Yellow tapering off soon though).
Canada Thistle is ON and has weeks to go yet; lots of it too around.

Roland
07-20-2019, 06:00 PM
7-10-2019 White Sweet Clover, blooming and productive.
53051 S.E. Wis.

Roland

KevinWI
07-21-2019, 06:58 PM
(Central WI)
Basswood is done as of about Wednesday. was a good crop this year.
Nothing much else coming in....bees are at a standstill and many hives started washboarding.....big storm came in on Saturday...supposed to heat up again this week so maybe clover will pick back up.

GregV
07-21-2019, 09:48 PM
White clover is strong in South WI.
Should go through July as usually - heavy rains lately probably good (if a temporary break).

Went to the hive where the basswood honey was supposed to be - nothing.
Unsure what happened - was no flow OR they just ate the proceeds without capping it.

GregV
08-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Goldenrod is starting at some spots.
White sweet clover is still strong.
Thistles/burdock are going.
Dutch clover is still going (but a non-factor and ignored).