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joshrobs
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: UK honey flows Reply with quote

Hi all, I've seen a lot of articles and people talking about such-and-such a honey flow, and I'm curious, has anybody ever made a list of the main ones in the UK? I realise dates and sources will vary depending on where you are, but is there a rough order that things will be in?
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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a book, "Plants for Bees" I can't remember the author that gives a lot of information on this but it is worth remembering that Mid Wales will be very different from where I am in Cambridge.

Here, Oil Seed Rape is the first major flow most years and following that is mostly garden flowers. Most years but not all I get a good flow from lime blossom and to end the year I always get ivy. About one year in five I get a crop from Hawthorn which despite the name Mayblossom is often starting half way through April now.

Dave
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