In most areas spring is bursting out all over and in the colder regions it's showing signs of getting started. With their numbers increased from the late winter/early spring brood rearing, the honey bees are bringing in enough nectar to store a surplus of honey from the abundance of blooming trees and flowers.
Here's a list of plants that begin blooming in April:
Pin Clover Nectar
Artichoke Thistle Nectar
English Bluebell Nectar and Pollen
Gooseberry Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew
White Currant Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew
Sargent Crabapple Nectar and Pollen
Saucer Magnolia Pollen
Thrift Nectar and Pollen
Spreading Rockcress Nectar and Pollen
Norway Maple Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew
American Sycamore Pollen and Honeydew
American Beech Pollen and Honeydew
White Ash Honeydew
Rosemary Nectar and Pollen
Cherry Laurel Nectar and Pollen
Paradise Apple Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew
Borage Nectar and Pollen
Juneberry Nectar and Pollen
Golden Alyssum Nectar and Pollen
Field Maple Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew
As you can see there's lots of pollen and nectar and several honeydew plants starting to bloom this month.
Is your garden showering your local honey bees with food?
Please visit our forum Gardening for Butterflies, Birds, and Bees for more discussion on the subject.
Purple Saucer Magnolia courtesly of Mekos
McIntosh Apple and Bluebells are my own