[NAFEX] apricot flowering/honey bees

vrana nokal at seznam.cz
Tue Apr 24 17:58:29 EDT 2007

see www.bumblebee.org   I hope will help to polinate your fruit,maybe you
will help to polinate.some rarefruits needs to be polinated by
hand,especialy those in greenhouse.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] apricot flowering/honey bees

> On Apr 24, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Karen Kellogg wrote:
> >
> > My zone 5 (NW Conn) largest apricot burst into bloom today, a week or
> > so later than usual. . .
> My only apricot, Puget Gold, burst into bloom yesterday.  (E Mass.,
> zone 6)  The buds had all swollen before the sharp freeze, and I was
> afraid I had lost them, but the ovaries look green and sticky, and it
> looks like there's pollen, so I'm optimistic.  I haven't noticed any
> pollinators, but I often don't.  One bumblebee at mid-day when I'm at
> work is enough to do the job.  Nonetheless, I plan to spend a couple
> of minutes with a cue-tip, just in case.
> What a difference a day or two of warm weather makes.  Friday nothing
> had bloomed, by Sunday the apricot was about to bloom, the early
> daffodils had opened, the forsythia were getting going, and the
> peonies had grown about 6 inches (since Friday.)  The apples are at
> green tip, the currents are showing green, sap is dripping from the
> grapevine, and it looks like spring.
> Ginda
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