What are they foraging from?

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  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    I can't figure out what my bees are foraging from. They are getting lots of nectar, the honey is nearly completely clear, very sweet with no distinct flavor. We have fields of clover around us, but nary a bee on a clover bloom. Any ideas?
     
  2. Monie

    Monie New Member

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    You may have a neighboring beek, who is still feeding, that your girls are robbing.
     

  3. BeeHunter

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    Red or white or yellow clover? They say white/yellow is easier for them to work and they may bee working it at a time your not looking? Just an idea? Clover has a clean honey smell though.
     
  4. Yuleluder

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    Are you in a forested area? The black locust and Tulip Poplar are blooming really well right now. I drove down to GA last weekend and could see black locust blooming on the road side from PA to NC. Tulip poplar is a little more discreet, but I know the poplars are in full bloom in SE PA.
     
  5. tecumseh

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    I would vote for the clover as a likely suspect.
     
  6. Bens-Bees

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    Can't be that because I tried feeding a few of them and they won't touch syrup right now.
     
  7. Bens-Bees

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    There's tons of white clover, but they aren't touching it... there's also lots of red clover down the way, but I didn't see any bees on that either.
     
  8. Bens-Bees

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    Plenty of forests around here... I suppose that must be what it is.