Zone 4 Langsthroth mostly.
I have yet to figure out when the nectar flow actually starts in SW Wisconsin... any seasoned keepers out there to help a girl out? Thanks!
Lafayette- just north of Warren IllinoisNot that simple. Nectar starts usually with Soft (red) Maple, sometimes the middle of March. Surplus nectar ussually with Sweet Clover twords the end of June.
What county are you in? Wisconsin can have large variations.
I realise you weren't asking me but I do have a specific action I would like to take when the flow is over. I am in Southern Taylor County in northern Wisconsin and I would like to take a split off the honey producing colonies just as soon as the flow is over which last year was about July 7th. Our fall flow last year started in earnest on Aug. 13th and lasted until Aug. 28th. We had a 4 to 5 week dearth in between the 2 flows, would you say (and anybody else who has experience with Wisconsin flows) that is somewhat typical for my area?Down by Schulsburg, eh? You are pretty much straight west of me, We are in Dodge and Jefferson counties.
What action is it that you wish to time with a nectar flow?
This is largely your local feature AND the ongoing weather.We had a 4 to 5 week dearth in between the 2 flows, would you say (and anybody else who has experience with Wisconsin flows) that is somewhat typical for my area?