What's flowering as forage in your area

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Just had a look at their website. I was last there 35 years ago! It’s changed a bit 😱
Don’t know about Quince but Dan is on the forum. Not posted fir a while but drops in to look now and then.
 

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26 November Hazel is out 7 C and some hives still out flying in reasonable numbers - mad season
 

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Flowering cherry out in North London streets; usually begins in January.

Never seen a honey bee on Fatsia japonica or hazel.
I’ll have a look around tomorrow morning to see if it’s doing the same in West London. Too cold tomorrow for foraging but then it looks like it’s getting a bit warmer.
 

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I’ll have a look around tomorrow morning to see if it’s doing the same in West London. Too cold tomorrow for foraging but then it looks like it’s getting a bit warmer.
Do you mean this type I've seen it flowering Winter flowering cherry
 

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I don't believe it... Two years ago my huge eucalyptus tree bloomed in April, and the bees were all over it. Last year it flowered in November, when they were all tucked up in bed. This year - same again. It is just coming into flower now and the weather is freezing, literally. Not a bee to be seen and all that food going to waste. Maybe it thinks it is in Australia and it is Springtime
 

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You're right, Mark. The link describes the flowering period as November - March, so it's not at all early.
I have mahonia in full flower which is not unusual at this time of year . They got frost plus wind chill damage during the beast from the east . I thought I’d lost them . I fear the worst after the wind and low temperatures yesterday and over night .😧
 

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I have mahonia in full flower which is not unusual at this time of year . They got frost plus wind chill damage during the beast from the east . I thought I’d lost them . I fear the worst after the wind and low temperatures yesterday and over night .😧
I have mahonia out as well. Only attracting bumbles as so chilly here. Also a few bumbles on the Eleagnus.
 

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