What's flowering as forage in your area

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And she's found it ;)
 

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Sycamore is well out but it’s raining for at least the next ten days.
Hawthorn on the cusp but it’s staying cold
Every spring I’m full of hope. Every spring the weather gives my bees a kicking. I’m running out of springs 😬
Are you sure about the sycamore?
I'm a week ahead of you (ish) a few miles south yet my sycamore is still threatening to be out rather than actually being out.
 

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Similar here, loads of tassles on the ground after all this rain. A few days of sun is all they need.
 

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Are you sure about the sycamore?
I'm a week ahead of you (ish) a few miles south yet my sycamore is still threatening to be out rather than actually being out.
Yes plenty out. The tree in the apiary was humming this morning
 

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Sun out at the moment can see bees on the sycamore and my clematis montana:nature-smiley-013:
 

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Workers out this morning on field maple and crab apples. Heard first cuckoo this year. Then drowned out by thunder and heavy rain showers. Fields around are under water again. Thoughts of spring honey a distant dream.
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I have severe Hawthorn envy. Driving into Cheshire on the 483 from Wrexham the road is lined with hawthorn for miles
 

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I had a bit of a drive around this morning but found hardly any OSR. An estate that I keep bees on said they are growing about one-third the amount they would do usually. It's cereals as far as the eye can see around here :-(
 

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I had a bit of a drive around this morning but found hardly any OSR. An estate that I keep bees on said they are growing about one-third the amount they would do usually. It's cereals as far as the eye can see around here :-(
Some of the osr round me got cut down just as it started flowering.

I noticed on Friday 6 feilds very near to the bees still green and only just opening pls don't cut this lot down..
 

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I had a bit of a drive around this morning but found hardly any OSR. An estate that I keep bees on said they are growing about one-third the amount they would do usually. It's cereals as far as the eye can see around here :-(
We've got a lot more of it than last year over aproximately 180 degrees of the southern outlook of my "beeyard" ;) and at about one to two miles away. The bees are coming in looking like golden girls, covered top to toe in pollen, and the hive is giving off a not totally pleasant but very welcome scent of nectar.
 

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