I have seen some golden rod starting to bloom in our area and a few other plants despite the heat and lack of rain. I got to say hats off to you. You have to be the first on any bee forum that admits looking forward to the smell of golden rod comming from the hive as it ripens. I been watching the posts looking for the first newbee to post the "Whats going on with my hive it smells dead post" :thumbsup:
I would like to have the smell of goldenrod coming from my hives, but they don't work the type that grows in our area? I mowed 15 acres of mostly goldenrod yesterday and most was blooming without a bee on it. If it would rain the aster would bloom, it's standing 5 ft. tall with buds ready to go. :thumbsup: Jack
In S Jersey the goldenrod is really starting to bloom. The bees are working it especially in the afternoon. They used to just beard on the hive in the afternoon after working the melon fields in the mornings but now it looks like Grand Central Station all day with bees coming and going and lots of golden pollen as well as some white pollen.
tec and WALT,are you trying to share your drought? We are feeding hay here now and when we walk across our pastures, it's like walking on shreaded wheat.Someone told me that round bales of hay is bringing $100.00 or more in Texas, depending on the type and quality Jack
Thanks to Irene and some rain off and on the last few days the cotton is blooming like crazy, so is the kudzu and the goldenrod along with dozens of weeds I can't identify. I'm glad for it...less we'll have to feed this winter! Sure wish y'all in Texas could get some good rain!