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February 26, 2024 Bloom Update ๐ŸŒธ

Welcome to your second Bountiful Bloom Update for the 2024 growing season. We send these weekly, on Mondays, during almond bloom. And if you missed last week's update? Here's the February 19, 2024, Bountiful Bloom Update.

Let's dive in! 

๐ŸŒธ Bloom Update 

February 20 - February 26, 2024

We're 28 days into almond bloom since the first submission of green tip to Bountiful Bloom. Bloom stages reported this week are full bloom to petal fall across all regions North, Central, and South.

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 Daily observations of bloom continue to be consistent in the Central region of the state followed by the South, then the North. You can see this below for the 2024 Almond Bloom showing the progression of bloom stages reported by day๐Ÿ‘‡.

Bloom submissions received over the last week show the Central in full bloom with some reports of petal fall.

๐Ÿ“ฃ If you're in the South or North regions, we'd love your support with bloom observations to increase coverage in these areas.

A look at bloom sentiment ๐Ÿ‘‡

Vote_Sentiment This week we're sharing data with you for how bloom sentiment has been reported so far, have a look at the chart above ๐Ÿ‘†.

February 9th through February 16th, bloom sentiment in all regions was reported to be Good to Excellent. February 9-16th was also when we had a break from the storms -- no precipitation during this period. You can view Precipitation and Temperature data on the Bountiful Platform in Agriculture: Weather.

California saw a break in precipitation end of last week, the break in weather brought perfect conditions for bloom over the weekend. With temperatures reaching 70 degrees+ Fahrenheit across the valley.

๐Ÿ Bee Flight & โ„๏ธ Chill Portions

How bee flight hours and chill portions are trending 

๐Ÿ Bee Flight Hours 

Bee Flight hours continue to trend above last year. Bee Flight hours in all regions are up 120-158% over last year. In the table below ๐Ÿ‘‡ you'll see current Bee Flight Hours by week and Total Bee Flight Hours to Date for 2024 vs 2023.

Bee Flight Hours update directly in Bountiful Bloom, to see them submit an observation.

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โ„๏ธ Chill Portions

Chill Portions continue to be up over last year. Below ๐Ÿ‘‡ you'll see the cumulative Chill Portions for 2024 vs 2023. 

Chill Portions update directly in Bountiful Bloom, to see them submit an observation

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You can stay on top of changing bee flight hours and chill at and while you're there submit a bloom observation. 


This Week's Featured Bloom Shot

Taken February 21, 2024 in Fresno County. ๐Ÿ“ธ by Steve K.


๐Ÿ“ธ Share photos of Bloom
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Thank you for helping share and submit observations to Bountiful Bloom. We literally couldn't do this without you ๐Ÿ’œ.

Wishing you a Bountiful Bloom!