And the blackberries haven't started... We'll see how this goes...
Anyone else set in the Ca foothills where there is buckeye around?
If that was the case, it might not be a problem. But these are not surrounded by ornamentals. The wild flowers are near done, black berries haven't come on yet, and the buckeye is blooming. It makes for concentrated amounts of buckeye pollen going into hives.They are in full bloom here but never seems to affect them. Too much other forage and cooler moister climate.
If your bees moved out on the 3rd, they were on buckeye for only the beginning of the bloom. Maybe a week at most. I'd hope with that small of a window, you shouldn't see any negative affect from it.i'm really happy with the hives i brought home. no sign of brood loss, and they are going strong.
I think it's dang near done under 1,000 ft as long as it's not on water. But around the Bay Area it's still blooming. I'm thinking the cooler air with the extra moisture they get there has it blooming later. The lack of water seems to set off the bloom.Buckeye up here around 3000ft hasn't started blooming yet but it's blooming like crazy lower down in Placerville(1800ft). This could be a bad year.
Aesculus californica.CLICKBANGBANG, that's buckeye in CA? I guess I could do a Google search....
Ours looks NOTHING like that. Ours has red blooms and the shape of the bloom is completely different.