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March 11, 2024 Bloom Update ๐ŸŒธ

Welcome to your fourth Bountiful Bloom Update for the 2024 growing season. We send these weekly, on Mondays, during bloom. And if you missed last week's update? Here's the March 4, 2024, Bountiful Bloom Update.

This will likely be our final weekly Bountiful Bloom update. You can expect a full 2024 Bloom Summary from us next week.

Let's dive in! 

๐ŸŒธ Bloom Update 

March 5 - March 11, 2024

We're 42 days into almond bloom since the first submission of green-tip to Bountiful Bloom. Almond bloom is coming to an end as nutlets form and leaf out continues. Bloom submissions are coming in for 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, South, and North in petal fall. 

Bountiful Bloom Submissions by day, 3/11/24

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‘‡

Bountiful Bloom Sentiment by day, 3/11/24

Bloom sentiment continues to follow weather patterns, specifically precipitation. On days with precipitation bloom sentiment submissions trend toward average to poor bloom, and on days with no precipitation sentiment submissions shift from good to excellent.

In the chart below ๐Ÿ‘‡ you'll see precipitation for California over the last week, March 5-March 10, 2024. 

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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 +130% to +149% 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 are on par with last year for the North, while Central and South Chill Portions are down -7 to -8% 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.

Screenshot 2024-03-11 at 11.27.33 PM

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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 March 7, 2024 in San Joaquin County. ๐Ÿ“ธ by Lindsay N.


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!