Category: What’s Blooming Now

What plants are blooming that my bees are foraging on.

What's Blooming Now

What’s Blooming – November through February

The weather has been dipping down into the freezing temps and there’s really not much blooming these days. At the Lazy Creek Apiary, the bees may find something of interest in the greenhouse but mostly they are staying close to home. Once the temps dropped below about 55 degrees, feeding them syrup (even heavy syrup) …

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What’s Blooming – October 2017

The white aster are finally in full bloom and with the recent rains, the bees seem to be bringing in nectar for their food stores. They’ve been bringing in a lot of beautiful shades of yellow pollen for the last month or so, but not much in the way of nectar so this is a …

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What’s Blooming – September 2017

It’s the yellow time of year so far with lots of Goldenrod, Stickweed, and the Golden Rain Trees blooming. The Golden Rain Trees won’t be blooming much longer and are already putting on their little chinese lantern looking seed pods. The 3 clovers continue to bloom and we are still seeing quite a bit of …

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What’s Blooming – August 2017

It’s been a dry, hot summer and we are just starting to see some of the fall wildflowers making an appearance. We’re looking forward to Stickweed, Ironweed, Aster, and Joe Pye Weed. Clover continues to bloom and we are starting to see some Goldenrod coming into bloom. There are still mimosas and sumac trees blooming. …

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What’s Blooming – June/July 2017

There’s not a lot blooming right now and you may need to be feeding your bees. The last 2 weeks of Tulip Poplar blooms were rained out, so what looked like a promising honey year didn’t work out as planned. But strong hives were able to build an impressive amount of honey from the Black …

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What’s Blooming – End of April, 2017

There’s quite a bit blooming right now and the big nectar flow has started.  Some of the primary plants blooming around our bee yard right now are Tulip Poplar, Black Locust, and wild Blackberry.  We also have both Crimson Clover and the white clovers (Dutch and Alsike). Click to see larger picture