- Nov 8, 2008
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There are bumbles working the two European limes (Linden?) in our garden. I can’t see any honeybees but there must be something. Brambles around my apiary were being worked yesterday. First clear signs of fresh nectar on the frames too.Yep, just about to open in the hot and humid conditions.....could this be the one year in five?
It is the same family Steve boraginaceae probably spelt it wrong .A 3 acre field is in full flower with clover and the phacelia field is still going for it..the thistle fields are just starting to go into bud and that is when the good forage starts as it is right on there doorstep..
Regarding phacilia is it a member of the borage family because the honey I extracted yesterday is very similar to borage honey.
You learn something new every dayYou might also be interested in that the first shipments of Amms to arrive and survive in Tasmania came from a farm just outside Thirsk in North Yorkshire; a few miles away from where I live.
I've the details somewhere...If I find them I'll post a link
Oh Mama... hope you have plenty of supers.The 10 acres of clover is going for it big time..the bramble is also going berserk with a bean field following the 15 acres of thistle..
Supers are my problem..I only have 19 and 17 are getting filled at the moment which leaves me with two spares...I will have to juggle and extract or buy more..we will have to see how it pans out.Oh Mama... hope you have plenty of supers.
10 acres field next to my apiary also starts white clover, flowers just coming up, bees not working yet, probably in a few days.
Sounds like your having a great year Millet... my hives are filling slowly but at least they are filling and looks like were in for a bit of settled weather.Supers are my problem..I only have 19 and 17 are getting filled at the moment which leaves me with two spares...I will have to juggle and extract or buy more..we will have to see how it pans out.