Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
Just wondering if anyone is in a nectar flow...whats blooming in your neighborhood?
in my garden, the bees are busy on mullein flowers, collard flowers, and, surprisingly, onion flowers (i usually just see wasps on the onions, but maybe they are on them bc there is not as much blooming).
they don't seem interested in the blooming alfalfa, sage or echinacea angustifolia. the yellow sweet clover is about past its prime; the bees seem to be ignoring it now.
One top bar hive (swarm we put in in mid May) has a bar and a half of nearly finished, uncapped honey. The other top bar (much smaller swarm, again mid May, transferred some brood over from the stronger hive) doesn't have any, and has robbed the honey from the bars we transferred.