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Plant info and observed timing

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:16 pm
by reedyfork
I'm a landscape contractor and wanna-bee gardener, so I'm really excited about the various flowering plants and nectar/pollen sources! In case anyone's interested, I had a couple observations:

1. My three 'Emily Brunner' hollies bloomed from ~April 1-15. It was really cool to see all the bees loving those flowers!
2. I have now seen at least two tulip poplars on my block that are in full bloom. I just happened to notice today, but guessing they've been open for at least a few days now (central Greensboro).

Re: Plant info and observed timing

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:17 pm
by Jacobs
Bees were working Winter Honeysuckle at the Arboretum a little after 1:30pm today.
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Re: Plant info and observed timing

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:09 pm
by Jacobs
A few of the flowering quince buds have opened as blooms today, though most have not. I cannot see what the red maples are doing, but my bees have shown far less interest in the dry pollen substitute than they have at any time since I started putting it out.

Re: Plant info and observed timing

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:23 pm
by reedyfork
For the past few days, my bees have been steadily bringing in pollen of all colors - orange, light yellow, greenish-grey. No idea where its all coming from, but glad they're taking advantage while they can!

Re: Plant info and observed timing

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:42 pm
by WannaBee1
The ladies were coming back with pollen baskets full of bright yellow pollen yesterday in here in Lindley Park, Greensboro.