Me too, Michael. In my home yard and another yard near Massena. My first thought was Goldenrod and then I thought it smelled like rotten water in stored open supers left out. But I now think it was Goldenrod.Thought I smelled a slight goldenrod odor earlier this week.
Just starting here. And Japanese bamboo is close to starting. Purple loosestrife in full bloom.Thought I smelled a slight goldenrod odor earlier this week. Tonight, my home apiary was definitely ripening goldenrod. Not real strong yet, but starting. Last year it started on August 10.
I had the same thing happen about a week ago in my back yard. Here it's meleleuka. My country hives are not near any meleleuka, only my few back yard hives, and the trees are not that close by. Smelled it for a few days and could see bloom on the trees that are abundant about 3=5 miles from my house. Maybe the heavy rain washes away the bloom because it only lasted a few days. I believe it is reoccurring because the last 2 years here at my new home I've gotten meleleuka honey. I'm in SWFl. Unfortunately the trees are being slowly eradicated. Bees love it, good food for them during dearth, plus more people are specifically asking me for mel honey.I actually noticed it a couple days ago in nucs at my home yard but then the odor went away.
I saw some goldenrod starting to bloom last weekend. The scale says, bees found something they like last friday. They have put on 10 pounds in the last week.Thought I smelled a slight goldenrod odor earlier this week. Tonight, my home apiary was definitely ripening goldenrod. Not real strong yet, but starting. Last year it started on August 10.
You called it dumb, not me, so here's the proper answer. Until it quits.So the dumb question for those that know such things, how long would you expect the flow to keep coming from the goldenrod ?
Ok, to make Mark happy, i will try rephrase the question, to extract the answer I'm looking for.You called it dumb, not me, so here's the proper answer. Until it quits.
Prepare for the worst and be thankful for the best. How many supers above the brood boxes do you have on now?