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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2016, 06:47:59 AM »
Bob,
Would you send me the location of one of these trees? I would like to know what it looks like. My bees are putting on weight like crazy right now. I know some of it is Goldenrod. But there is not a lot of it in this area and hives do not smell that strong so there must be something else out there they are going to.
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #81 on: September 25, 2016, 08:11:12 AM »
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #82 on: September 27, 2016, 09:39:48 PM »
nw corner of Elmore county - faint smell of goldenrod honey today
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #83 on: September 28, 2016, 08:54:28 PM »
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Thanks for showing me the trees. They are good bee trees.
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #84 on: September 28, 2016, 08:56:12 PM »
I walked by my apiary this evening, heavy smell of golden rod. I could smell it 40 feet away.
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2016, 11:15:11 AM »
  Hi Folks,

  I'm curious, no one has brought up golden rain trees yet. I'm in N FL and have two very large ones in neighbors yards that are starting to bloom. One is to the north and the other is west of me, seems to be the two main traffic patterns for the bees when I watch them.

  Same time last year I took some honey from an active bar and it was a light color (delicious too) so I assumed it was from the rain trees.

  Driving around I see the trees all over the place but no mention here?

Can you send me something about these trees?

  BTW, I may have the wrong name for the tree. Maybe it's Chinese Lantern? Obviously I'm not a tree guy...

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #86 on: November 02, 2016, 03:46:59 PM »

I smelled it before I saw it, and thought "hmmm, if I were a bee. .." then, there they were. In south Charlotte. 

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #87 on: November 02, 2016, 06:05:06 PM »
Matt,
What is it?
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #89 on: November 04, 2016, 12:26:20 PM »
Thanks,
I will have to keep an eye out for it.
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2016, 02:57:55 PM »
can somone help me out with this what kind of bees are these can I put then in a traditional hive?

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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2016, 09:38:43 PM »
can somone help me out with this what kind of bees are these can I put then in a traditional hive?


Maclesan
Hive seems to be similar to a native Australian variety.
Bees appear much like honey bees engaged in a robbing exercise.


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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2017, 01:39:57 AM »
Fatbeeman,
It is a Melipona Panamica. As mentioned, they are a stingless bee.
Where are you located?
Jim
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Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2017, 05:46:52 AM »
Thanks Checked them out. Very interesting.


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