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Has the nectar flow started?

Bee Foraging Beekeeper Beekeeping Bees Honey Nectar Flow

I have to say that knowing when the nectar flow has started has been the single most difficult thing for me to learn as a new beekeeper. As I prepared for my first spring I asked other beekeepers this magical question, "when does the nectar flow start?" Their responses seem to vary from, "typically in late March", "when the bees stop eating syrup", "when the maple trees bloom", and "when you see flowers blooming" was the primary responses I received. This left me more confused and wondering if there is a better way to tell.  I looked on the internet for a more scientific method....

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