Hi everyone, I see you are posting a request to write down bloom dates. This is an awesome thing. We are doing that here. In addition we are about doing a correlation between Growing Degree Days and Bloom dates and hive development because the growth of the hive is tuned to the flows of nature. I bet we can normalize hive activities all the country based upon this concept because bees do the same thing in Georgia as they do in the hills of New Jersey, but not at the same time. So, I am doing this and we are also charting the GDDs. Meanwhile, I am trying to do my hive management in the Spring based upon a GDD time table and a record of my swarm dates last year. Bloom dates shift from year to year. Growth degree dates are based on real time information. What happens in the hive does so right under your nose, trick is to anticipate the occurrence. My hypothesis is that we can do.