Maple blooms portend the arrival of spring for honeybees, yet I rarely (never) see a forager on maple blooms. Are maples getting credit for the pollen efforts of other early blooming plants or do I need stronger glasses?
I have posted a short YouTube video called Spring Bee Flight. The day was nice and I wanted to be involved with my bees without actually opening a hive. See what you think.
Maples are in bloom in the Mid West. The flowers are not much to look at. Is it odd to say that it’s my favorite flower? Certainly my bees look forward to their blooming. It’s time to get ready for spring. I love seeing this blossom each year.
After a (very) fast two weeks, my wife and I are once again home in Ohio. It will take many months to digest all the experiences, events, photos, and memories. To all the people who helped us find our way around the two countries and to the individuals who hosted us, we can only offer a humble thanks. It was a beautiful experience. (We saw some beehives, too, but I will talk about that later.)
The 17th annual Alabama beekeeping symposium is over. About 475+ participants at the session. I want to thank everyone – participants, speakers, AL Beekeepers, ACES & Auburn administration and staff. Thanks for such a great experience.