Been seeing some different maple varieties bloom. Too cold for them to get to the trees though.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison
27325 henbit maples 3/6/10
6'13'10 27009 Sourwood and bees are working it Hope for a good year. If anyone has info around 3000 ft in NW NC please post Peace Dave
Sourwood since 6-24 bees not working it that I can tell.(dry)
28782 ~ Kudzu just now full bloom Aug 1 (I did NOT plant it )
8/7/2010 Just noticed yesterday Goldenrod just starting to bloom...didn't see any bees on them yet though.
Feb 7th 2011
Continued Japanese Camillia
Western NC 28782
continued winter jessamine
(we have been in the 60s for 2 weeks now. March is gonna slam us!)
Bradford Pear - Full white bloom.... sound of Bee's being heard 15' away from tree's
Peach-plum - Full white bloom.... Sound of Bee's heard fm 15' away...
Red Maple for last 2 weeks
Wilmington, NC area
28376 Fayetteville NC
1 March Badford pear
4 March Forsynthia, ornamental cherry
Crocus for the last three weeks.
No major pollen sources.
Forsythia just about in bloom.
I have seen tulip poplar in Apex, NC and surrounding areas 27502
28782 - Tryon, NC (Western NC)
4/21 - Tulip Poplar
Banner Elk, NC
Locusts finally stopping.
Tulip Poplar Starting.
Blackberries and multiflora roses starting.
No clover yet...
Daisies blooming in fields.
Comfrey continues to be the pollen source my bees will travel for.
Lots of white and yellow pollen coming in.
July 3, 2011
New clover in bloom after a very wet spell.
No one has yet found the menthas (catnip, motherwort, etc.). Very odd.
6 hives of survivors. 5 seasons of experience.
28732, Fletcher, NC
Aster almost in full bloom
Red maple 2/6/2012
Went to the wood stack and couldn't believe what I saw when I looked up.
Incredibly early-giant Gallberry at least a month earlier than I have ever seen. Swamp maple already done. My hive numbers are not up enough yet to get excess honey so I may be making bees this year instead of honey but we will see.
"Zone 8" but more like zone 9 & always has been warmer than 8
"Challenger" as in the Mopar muscle car. Not a personality description .
Keeping bees to raise money for chordoma.