My wife was the gardener of the family but since her passing a few years ago I’ve managed to keep most of the place alive, even though I don’t know what many of the plants are called.
There’s a tree in the front garden that this afternoon I noticed was starting to flower. I chased up some websites and am pretty sure it’s jellybush. I’ve heard this can cause problems in the flow frames so I’m checking in to see if there are any precautions that people take.
There is only one tree, 3m or 4m tall with cascading shape and lots of tiny buds that are just starting to open.
My bees mostly head off in the other direction for foraging, out over the back fence and to places unknown. I’ve not seen any head to the front garden direction at all.
If they decide to forage from this tree, what percentage of nectar from here is likely to clog the flow frames? I imagine the tree will only form a part of their nectar source.
Ironically, the shape of this tree is very straggly and it grew much taller and spread out further than my wife had planned for, so it very nearly got removed some years ago. I have ignored it until getting the bees, and only recognised the flower from another post on this forum.