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60 degrees and bees are flying.........went to look at them and put on some syrup and lo and behold they were bringing in pollen like MAD.......what trees bloom this early in Kansas? It is a pale yellow and I know it is not corn feed as it has been warm before today but today is the first they are bringing this in...........WOW spring might be just around the corner.........should I put on pollen substitute patties now? I was planning on it.......?????'s in Kansas
 

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The temperature was 8 celsius in my area ,the hives that are in the sun where bringing in pollen .End of February and March the bees get their nectar from boxwood,hazelnut,indian plum,lily of the valley bush,vine maple ,winter heather, chickweed, mtn.laurel and willow.
I gave each hive 1gal of 2to1 syrup and a pollen patty.

Terry
 

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Flewster wrote: "...lo and behold they were bringing in pollen like MAD.......what trees bloom this early in Kansas? It is a pale yellow..."

You may wish to check Elm trees blooming in your area. Elm tree pollen is pale yellow. Elm trees have been blooming in McAlester, OK since 11 January and continues to bloom.
 

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The Red Maple next to my hives should be blooming. Last time I was there the buds were really swelled up. The Silver Maples which there are alot will be right behind(week max so they may even be blooming). I have 8 weeks to have my hives at peak. I plan on doing a split taking the old queen out right before to increase the honey stored.
 

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Silver maples are blooming (yellow pollen)in N.E. OK. The bees are working it like mad. They
are also bringing in some white pollen. Don't know where they are getting it however the local
pollen report says elm, cedar, and alder are producing pollen.
 

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Hey Flewster and KBK (not to be confused with BTK), have any plans to go to Emporia the first Friday and Saturday of March? That's the Kansas State Honey Producers meeting.

Flewster, you have no excuse. It's only twenty miles for you.

Didn't mean to leave out Dale, Dazy, or Ks Volunteer. I KNOW Prarie Girl is going ;)
 

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Mine were bringing in loads of bright yellow yesterday. Nothing blooming that you can see around here. A fellow who reps lawn and garden supplies said it was juniper, and that if I looked closely today I'd see the bushs are loaded with it.
 
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