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fuzzysi 

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum but have been beekeeping for a few years. I have two hives with good strong colonies.

Does anyone have a list or a link to a list of flowering times for UK trees, hedgerows and flowers?

Many thanks in advance

Simon
 

plumberman 

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Just remember it appears to be based on the US - so times and varieties are likely to be different.
 

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And how many weeks squiffy it all is this year...!
ah but is it squiffy or is this a "normal" year. its not that long ago that i remember it was hard to get a daffodil for saint davids day. they are now well and truly out by that date, i wonder if the bees memories are as good as mine?
 

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On that thread anyone got any ideas on bright yellow pollen every bee in my 4 colonies carrying it in?

I wondered if it might be a good nectar source as well

The rape around us is now mostly out of flower
 

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Helianthemum - Rock Rose

Mine are all over it in the garden. Orange/yellow pollen
 

susbees 

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Let's talk gorse...nectar? Pollen? Better than nothing? The books seem not to agree...(unusual don't you think? :biggrinjester:).

It's just that we have about three acres of the stuff due slashing/burning. To bee or not to bee, that is the question....
 

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Gorse will flow in hot weather, a very distinct scent.

Whether the bees can reach it of course is another matter....

PH
 

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Gorse will flow in hot weather, a very distinct scent.

Whether the bees can reach it of course is another matter....

PH
Don't know if bees can reach it but the flowers make lovely wine:drool5:
 

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