Bloom Dates - 2016 - NJ

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COAL REAPER
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Location: Warren County, NJ

Bloom Dates - 2016 - NJ

Postby COAL REAPER » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:14 pm

how did everybody manage through this warm winter? things are progressing very early this year...

had pollen coming in on christmas
jan 31, mild cleansing flight
feb 20/21, first pollen (gray and pale yellow)
feb 28, more pollen (pale yellow and yellow)
mar 10, elm
mar 13, soft maple
mar 15, willow
mar 19, colts foot
mar 23, forsythia and daffodil
mar 25, yard magnolias
mar 27, plum
apr 01, fuzzy drones not yet flying
apr 04, dandylion
apr 08, alder
apr 17 week, massive dandylions, pear, cherry, apple, birch, oak
TF since 2010, successfully since 2013. Trying to increase without totally giving up honey crop.

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COAL REAPER
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Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 7:08 pm
Location: Warren County, NJ

Re: Bloom Dates - 2016 - NJ

Postby COAL REAPER » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:30 pm

appears everything opened at once last week. blooms averaging 2.5 weeks ahead of schedule.
went into my largest hive yesterday. on 4/16 i reversed this one as well as pulled two frames of larvae to start QCs. well yesterday the whole second deep was full of nectar as well as a shallow above, even frames 1 and 10, though nothing capped yet. unbelievable in 8 days to put away that much nectar. those boxes were empty last week. it was getting late do i did not dive into the bottom box looking for QCs. best i could do was i added a third deep between the others and two mediums and a shallow. still a couple weeks away from raspberries. cell builder was plugged with nectar also. i need to look everything over real well next weekend.
TF since 2010, successfully since 2013. Trying to increase without totally giving up honey crop.


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