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Hi, all,

I'm guessing it's just about done. Am I wrong? Poplar trees in my yard have dropped almost all of their flowers.

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I'm about 90 miles north and the poplar and blackberry are still blooming. The bees are definitely moving after the rainy few days we had. I'm praying for a good sourwood season.
 

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Thanks for the update, Eric.

I'm about 90 miles north and the poplar and blackberry are still blooming. The bees are definitely moving after the rainy few days we had. I'm praying for a good sourwood season.
 

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Never underestimate your bees. I don't look any more at what is blooming to determine the nectar. Any number of seasons I have called the end only to find new wax and additional stored honey two weeks later. Most of those times I had no idea where the nectar came from. My rule of thumb is to wait until the second week in June. By that time....it is always finished.
 

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Thanks for the feedback Dan!
Never underestimate your bees. I don't look any more at what is blooming to determine the nectar. Any number of seasons I have called the end only to find new wax and additional stored honey two weeks later. Most of those times I had no idea where the nectar came from. My rule of thumb is to wait until the second week in June. By that time....it is always finished.
 
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