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Interested parties...this will be the 4th swarm using a bait hive in a week and a half! We'll see if they stay..there were a lot flying around..not seen in the photos.
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Early on..various trees, serviceberry bushes, russian olives(they are all over this tree)then all sorts of wildflowers throughout the season(lupine, fireweed, asters, goldenrod,...), alfalfa fields(we have several within a half a mile, clover, fruit trees(small orchards, not like down on the Columbia)...., knapweed and all the various plants in people backyards, gardens... Our bees make a very light honey...although others right cross the valley make a more amber color. We caught a swarm hanging in a bitterbrush last year. I am under the assumption that there are ferals/tree bees..
I make it over to the Methow a couple times a year. What do they make honey from? I know there's some fruit trees, but curious what your nectar flows are there. Do you get fireweed there? Are there bee trees and ferals over there?
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