Goldenrod is coming in right now. One of my friends is in the Northwest Metro and the other lives near Forest Lake. They both could smell the Goldenrod nectar odor of wet sweat socks in the bee yard. The odor goes away when the Goldenrod nectar ripens into honey.
I have been texting with my beekeeper friends, our comments:
Ooooo, the goldenrod nectar is arriving in my bee yard! Smells like my socks out here!
You got me curious Dan. I just went out and walked around my hives and oh, yeah definitely golden rod coming in.
I will have to do my sniff test in my bee yard.
Goldenrod nectar is coming in and may be in your bee hive right now. During a good goldenrod flow, a hive can put up a super or two of Goldenrod honey.