Below are a few examples to consider for your summer garden:
- Bee Bee Tree (Tetradium daniellii, Evodia daniellii, or Euodia daniellii)
- Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
- Chaste (Vitex agnus-castus)
- Chestnut (Castanea dentata)
- Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
- Golden Rain (Koelreuteria paniculata)
- Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
- Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonicus)
- Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)
- Linden (Tilia)
- Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
- Seven Sons (Heptacodium miconioides)
- Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)
- Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Nectar and pollen is still filling the air and many types of berries have started to bloom. The weather has been good and there is still an abundance of food available. A few of the new queens from the splits should have emerged and it's just a matter of time to see how well they mated.
Made up two nucs with the extra cells that should emerge in the next few days.
Queen bee math check:
The split was made on 3/26 or 13 days ago. If they were picking the best larvae to turn into queens they could up to 1 day old larvae (which is actually day 4 if you count that it was an egg for 3 days). This means that we are at day 17 if they picked the oldest they could, or at day 13 if they picked a freshly laid egg. Queens emerge around day 15/16 so we should have queens emerging any time now with Saturday (4/11) at the VERY latest.
Back to the bees,