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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Potential for an elm comeback?

    Bees here have stopped the dry pollen sub but are still doing a number on the Ultrabee patties in the hives. The 1# patties I put in the hives on March 1st were all but gone yesterday when I checked. And there is no shortage of fresh pollen coming in. Saw a lot of comb packed with pollen (and brood!)
    Maybe my grandkids can enjoy the elm comeback Good news on your bee’s, I missed the great day on Monday to take a look (had a meniscus repair) but hopefully tomorrow I can get in there.
    Proverbs 16:24

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  3. #22
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    the last three yards I went in to treat for mites, the queens are laying drone brood between the boxes, really to early for that. My hives went into winter extremely heavy, they are the lightest coming out of winter ever, two 3 deep hives were panicking, took them apart and there was not an ounce of honey in them, moving honey in a light rain is always fun.
    mike syracuse ny
    Whatever you subsidize you get more of. Ronald Reagan

  4. #23
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Pollen is being collected by a colony in Springfield, Mass owned by a friend, first year beek, whom I try to mentor. Very early. Light green. Probably pussy willows.

  5. #24
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    i have several pussy willows that we put in last year and they are starting to open now.

  6. #25
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    Western NY here. Second day hitting 50 degrees and both saw the girls packing pollen away. Looks like soft maples have popped. But it's hard to say what they're bringing in around me, since I'm surrounded by miles of forest and swamp.

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    Gatsby, Soft maple = red maple = swamp maple. Do you have gray pollen coming in?

  8. #27
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Here in SE Michigan 6a I see lots of pollen coming in, but looks like only silver maple are flowering so far
    USDA 6a, 8 frame equipment

  9. #28
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    I'll check again tomorrow. But nothing here yet.

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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    First pollen today near Lake Champlain. Three colors. Populous tremuloides for sure. A white I don't know. A pale yellow that might be silver maple. First pollen last year...April 20. 420

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    I'll still check tomorrow but I should have pollen in a week here. I'm up in the mountain-y area. Getting excited now. But I don't trust spring to really be here till April 20.

  12. #31
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    We also saw lots of grey and yellow pollen coming in. interesting enough, one hive was bringing in mostly Greg pollen, the other the yellow. We thought the grey was from maple (but I don’t see any blooming) and the yellow from coltsfoot. We saw the coltsfoot blooming.

  13. #32
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    Default Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    anyone seeing nectar in their hives?

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