Beekeeping forum: Honey Bee Plants Spotted

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Jan 23, 2018 10:59 AM CST

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Hi Everyone
I thought I would start a thread about reports of seeing honey bee plants coming up, blooming or being visited by the bees.
Here at my house crocus is poking their little green heads above the soil .

What's showing up in your area?
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jan 24, 2018 10:06 AM CST
I don't have anything yet but my hellebores should be coming along pretty soon.
Name: Jim Goodman
Northeast Louisiana
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Jim41
Feb 16, 2018 4:56 PM CST
Something is blooming in my area. The foraging bees have been out in force and bringing in both red and yellow pollen. The red pollen is from what we call wild verbena and covers the row crop fields in the winter. I don't have a clue where the yellow pollen comes from.
Jim41
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Feb 16, 2018 7:27 PM CST
I also have bees bringing in pollen by the truck load. I have no idea where its coming from. My daughter and i walk the woods yesterday to see what was blooming and we found nothing.
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Mindy03
Feb 17, 2018 12:54 PM CST

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https://garden.org/ideas/view/...


Check this article out for a list of plants that may be providing the pollen.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Mindy03
Feb 17, 2018 12:58 PM CST

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https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

A second list of possible sources of pollen in February
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
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plantcollector
Feb 17, 2018 4:41 PM CST
Thanks for that link @Mindy I have alot of those plants and they are not blooming yet. It's supposed to be warm tomorrow I'm going to spend more time trying to find out what is blooming.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Mindy03
Feb 18, 2018 9:25 AM CST

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You are welcome Heath.
There are other articles for other months as well
I'm hoping to do more articles on other plants for honeybees once life settles down a bit more for me.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Feb 18, 2018 6:42 PM CST
I didn't get to look for what was blooming. One of my friends hive died so i went over there to clean it. Looks like he had a moster problem.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Mindy03
Feb 19, 2018 9:55 AM CST

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So sorry to hear about your friend's hive
Ours are probably busy or that the weather is warming up and we are getting some sunny days here and there. It's rained so much here lately that the ground is soggy to walk on so I haven' tried walking down to the hive area to see what they are doing.
My husband tends to check on them but not say much about them unless there's a problem or they are especially busy bringing in pollen and nectar. He's the quite type. I tend to focus more on making sure they have a variety of plants to forage.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Composter Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee Bee Lover Frugal Gardener
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plantcollector
Feb 19, 2018 6:11 PM CST
Ya.. I hate that they died because i was the one that set hem up with all the equipment he just had to buy the bees. And i managed them all summer. Oh well though that's what happens when you have bees you lose some and you win something.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Mindy03
Mar 6, 2018 2:47 PM CST

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Fruit trees are showing bloom buds here
Hope they stay tightly closed for awhile because supposed to see snow tomorrow night into Thursday

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