What’s Blooming?

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!

Approx. Bloom timeBloomPollen colorNectar/pollen SourceNotes
Mid Feb-early MarCrocus
Light yellow
Early-mid MarPussy WillowCream  
Early-mid MarHazelnutLight greenFair 
Early-mid MarHenbit
Purple Deadnettle
Orange redPoor 
Mid Mar-mid AprDandelionRed yellowVery goodBegins flow
Mid Apr-mid MayBlack Locust tree Excellent, primary Spring flow in SE Indiana3-4 weeks after dandelion
MayYellow sweet cloverYellow Follows Locust by a week
MayDutch Clover
Alsike Clover
Yellow brownGoodFollows Locust by a week
End May-mid JunCatalpa tree

Light grey 
 Marks end of spring flow
Jul and AugIronweed
Joe Pye
Milk weed
Mid AugBonesetWhite  3-4 weeks before Goldenrod
Excellent, primary Fall flow in SE Indiana 
OctAsterReddish yellow  

We're always open to your feedback, suggestions and corrections!