This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

What's blooming

There are two plants that are blooming or about to bloom.
Black locust trees are about to bloom. Black locust trees grow quite tall and flower large clumps of showy flowers that will yield some very nice honey.
Black Locust Tree flowers in late May
Yellow Sweet Clover is blooming in ditches

Yellow sweet clover is blooming in ditches. This plant while a major nectar flow west of Minnesota. Never seems to give up nectar in this side of the state. Observing these two plants will tell the beekeeper if there is any nectar coming in by how much they are being worked by the bees.
White Sweet Clover should be blooming soon and is a major honey plant in Minnesota.