What's Blooming in SE Indiana?
Local beeks, this is our best effort to present to you a general idea of what is blooming in our local area. Many of us know what we like to look for, but this is for those who need a reminder... and also for our new beekeepers. This effort was pieced together by Jimmy O, Jason, and John M. We tried to keep it simple and general. Over time, we'll add photos and massage this information as necessary. We're always open to your feedback, suggestions and corrections!
Listing only significant nectar and pollen producers
|Approx. Bloom time||Bloom||Pollen color||Nectar/pollen Source||Notes|
|Mid Feb-early Mar||Crocus||Orange yellow||Fair|
|Early-mid Mar||Pussy Willow||Cream|
|Early-mid Mar||Hazelnut||Light green||Fair|
|Mid Mar-mid Apr||Dandelion||Red yellow||Very good||Begins flow|
|Mid Apr-mid May||Black Locust tree||Excellent, primary flow in SE Indiana||3-4 weeks after dandelion|
|May||Yellow sweet clover||Yellow||Follows Locust by a week|
|Yellow brown||Good||Follows Locust by a week|
|End May-mid Jun||Catalpa tree||Marks end of spring flow|
|Jul and Aug||Ironweed
|Mid Aug||Boneset||3-4 weeks before Goldenrod|
We're always open to your feedback, suggestions and corrections!