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Offline trumpet01

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Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« on: February 25, 2009, 08:48:21 PM »
I live near Danville,Va. and my bees are bringing in a pale yellow pollen and almost a gray pollen. I think it is from two different types of maples.That is the only thing that I've seen that has a bud, or bloom, on it. Any Ideas ? Sure is early but it looks like all seven hives are doing good.

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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:50:03 PM »
Yellow is likely maple or crocus. Gray may be dried pollen from the fall asters.
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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 10:51:43 PM »
Mine were bringing in the same color of pollen 3 weeks ago.  I believe its from some of the lower blooming weeds such as dandelion as well as red maples.

It's been pretty cool the past 2 weeks though!  Suppose to be much warmer over the next 3-4 days.

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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 11:24:08 PM »
This may help you on your quest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 10:54:35 AM »
Great resource!  Thanks, Bassman!

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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 03:48:08 AM »
This is a great website that tells you what is producing pollen in your area.
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Re: Bee's bringing in pollen !!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 11:48:16 AM »
Thanks Ivan, that's a great resource!
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