I realize that the timing of nectar flow in a given year depends on location, weather patterns, etc. However, I have been trying to find resources that could help me understand the "general" pattern for my location.
Specifically, I would guess that in a given region there is a smaller set of "dominant" flowering plants that make up the majority of the nectar brought in. (Lets assume that there are no major mono-cultures nearby that would skew the native plant mix one way or another.) Every year, this set of dominant plants would bloom in more or less the same order even though the specific dates might change based on rains, temperatures and/or sunshine.
I have not been able to find any good sources where I could get this information. I'm not even sure that it is necessarily a beekeeping resource but might rather be something found in plant science circles or the like. From the conversations I've had it seems that most beekeepers build this knowledge over years as they grow in experience, and by observing their hives and plants in a given year to identify when the flow starts. (The "Post Your Bloom Dates" section of this forum is of course also very helpful.)
Do you guys know of any resource like that?