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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #340 on: June 05, 2020, 08:51:13 am »
66061:  Little Leaf Lindens and Catalpa trees have started blooming.  The bees are still working the White Dutch Clover and Yellow Sweet Clover which is in abundance this year.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #341 on: June 12, 2020, 09:58:59 am »
66061:  My Oakleaf Hydrangeas have been blooming since 6/6.  Yesterday, on 6/11, the bushes were buzzing.  My bees looked like ghost bees gathering white pollen and placing it in their corbicula.  The pollen clung to their tiny hairs all over their bodies.  Besides honey bees I counted 3 other native bee species.




The bees are still working the White Dutch Clover.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #342 on: July 07, 2020, 11:33:09 am »
66061:  A few inches of rain and the bees were working the White Dutch Clover, again!

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #343 on: August 02, 2020, 06:32:17 pm »
66061:  Found some Goldenrod today.  Unfortunately, the bees don't work the Goldenrod that is plentiful around here.  They will work Stiff Goldenrod.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #344 on: September 08, 2020, 09:16:46 am »
66061: The New England Asters started to open yesterday, 9/7.  The last nectar source of the year in this area.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #345 on: September 09, 2020, 07:38:17 am »
Bees not touching the goldenrod here either but started working the humming bird feeders heavily the end of last week.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #346 on: September 09, 2020, 09:01:27 am »
Bees not touching the goldenrod here either but started working the humming bird feeders heavily the end of last week.
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What blooms where and when
« Reply #347 on: September 17, 2020, 08:08:34 am »
Bees in Central IL must be working goldenrod now. I noticed an oder around the hives for the first time today.
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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #348 on: September 18, 2020, 10:09:44 am »
This has been a good year for boneset.  It has been blooming for about 2 weeks.

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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #349 on: September 22, 2020, 09:21:47 am »
66061:  File this one under never say never.  Everyone says that they have never seen honey bees working the common goldenrod that is found in fields, fence rows, and pastures around here.  I have found honey bees will work stiff goldenrod, but not the common goldenrod.  While checking on some bees in the country I noticed a lot of activity on some of the common goldenrod near the hives.  My bees and many other pollinators were all over the goldenrod.  Here is proof.  The honey bees were collecting pollen.


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Re: What blooms where and when
« Reply #350 on: September 22, 2020, 09:52:39 pm »
I went back and checked mine a couple days ago. I also noticed a few bees working it.