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Despite just having another round of torrential downpours and high winds here in Alabama, the sound coming from the elm trees this afternoon is unmistakable. I was led to the tree by my ears. The elm trees are flowering. The bees are taking pale yellow pollen back to the hives. The double deep hive has a population of drones already. It's fun to see what they find for a source of nectar and pollen during the year.
 

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I'll have to check the elm trees here in west AL. We've had a few maples blooming and the alders appear to be blooming too, but haven't seen any bees on the elms. I need to walk around and look at a few to see if there are bees working them. I've seen pale yellow pollen coming but thought it was from dandalions or camelias.
 

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Season will start before we know it! My hives busy during the crazy record breaking heat. No idea what they were on, multiple pollen sources common in.
 

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Same here. Elms began pushing out a few days ago. Bees were covering them up yesterday. I just hope it's not too early. It's only first of Feb. still have crazy March.
 

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Same down here in the Gulf of Mississippi. Maples popped open. Glad I put some protein bricks on my hives a month ago. Going to have to split my hives in early March this year.
 

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Got some really confused goldenrod blooming. 12 inches tall and blooming. In February??? strange weather.
 
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