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Hi, I just thought I'd start up a thread on what's flowering as forage in your area. ( Locally)
Here in South Shropshire ( clee hill ) there's hazel, gorse, mahonia. There might be more but this is what's around my apairys.
All pollen sources.
Thanks mark.
 

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Pretty sure this thread already exists...
 

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Hellabores are flowering and snowdrops are almost open
 

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I saw a cherry laurel( could have been a relative i guess) flowering yesterday. Sure to destroy the flowers in the frosts now which is an important nectar source lost
 

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The only thing of any use to the bees at the moment at my Northumberland site is Gorse but it is far too cold for the bees to benefit from it..it was snowing yesterday and -4 C this morning..my Co Cleveland hive has no forage as far as i am aware..
 

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At minus 3 to plus 3 today what is in flower (gorse) is totally immaterial.

Its 18th of Jan and Winter is as per GOT.

Relax.

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Cheeky sod.


No need for pills of chill here it's currently 2C the weather station says.

PH
 
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Cheeky sod.


No need for pills of chill here it's currently 2C the weather station says.

PH
Your chilled enough then , looks like next week's going to be cold .
We had 2 inches of snow yesterday have you had much up there ?
I'll be weighing hives today as I have been every week.
 

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There always seems to be Gorse out, the odd Dandelion, and I've just seen Snowdrops and Crocus out today, I also saw Daisy's, the common lawn type, didn't know they bloomed this early?

Noticing a LOT of Ivy Berries NOT forming, meaning that I see the former flower heads, but only about a third of them are turning into berries - does that mean they weren't pollinated, strange when the Ivy was within 20m of my hives :confused:
 

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You guys. All these plants blooming. Cleansing flights. Pollen!

I'll just be dreaming for awhile. First pollen 2017...April 7. 2018..April 22

Supposed to get 1-2 feet tonight. Monday...-40F wind chills. Lovely
 

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Your chilled enough then , looks like next week's going to be cold .
We had 2 inches of snow yesterday have you had much up there ?
I'll be weighing hives today as I have been every week.
Sticky boards have been showing pollen has come in. Also some colonies gained 5+ lbs in weight around Xmas / new year period.
Are your weekly weight checks showing much variation at the moment. Mine have just started to lose some weight.
 

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Also some colonies gained 5+ lbs in weight around Xmas / new year period.
Thats got to be robbing surely, flying temps for sure, pollen to be found, but not warm enough for anything to produce nectar
 

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Somehow this is now 6! Er 7!
Saw my first daffodil yesterday, and there's also a few daisies and a bit of gorse knocking about, as well as catkins open.
 

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Thats got to be robbing surely, flying temps for sure, pollen to be found, but not warm enough for anything to produce nectar
Some days were double figures. Gardens of suburbia!
 

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Forage hebe.jpg

This Hebe seems to be in flower most of the year.
 

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