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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I found out what's blooming.

There's been a honeyflow going on lately so I figured I might as well go around and see what it is.There's only one plant blooming in abundance in the neighborhood and that's Spanish Needle. And humor me, this being my first year I'm trying to establish what my honeyflows will come from and this is more for my own records than it is for anyone else to read. Anyways, my camera has a dead battery and since I don't feel like waiting three hours to do a post I'm just gonna pull a picture of it off google. It is kind of funny though. Every spring and summer I hate this stuff given it grows on/near the beaches and has a tendancy to stick and cut into one's foot. I guess it's cool that in the winter I still get a honeyflow and these flowers are good for pollen too. There is an unbeliveable amount of activety around the enterences every afternoon. There's heavy trafic of bees (at least 6 bees a second!) and it's only around 60ºF. They were even flying when it was around 52ºF and these were foraging flights, not deffication ones. Anyways, here's a picture of that annoying, but usefull, Florida Native.

Sorry I haven't posted anyting in a while. I'm going out of town for the holidays so I won't be posting too much after this untill early to mid January. Although I like to inspect and work the bees it's at this time of year when the temp hovers anoud 70ºF and drops in the evening I like to stay out and reduce the stress on the colonies.

2 Comments:

Blogger j00|{z said...

It looks kinda like strawberry blossom.

And happy holidays!

2:31 PM, December 21, 2005  
Blogger The Beekeeper said...

Merry Christa-hauna-quanzi-ramada-tet-ica!

2:16 PM, December 24, 2005  

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