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trumpet01
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« on: February 25, 2009, 07:48:21 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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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 09:50:03 PM »

Yellow is likely maple or crocus. Gray may be dried pollen from the fall asters.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 09:51:43 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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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 10:24:08 PM »

This may help you on your quest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 09:54:35 AM »

Great resource!  Thanks, Bassman!

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 02:48:08 AM »

This is a great website that tells you what is producing pollen in your area.
Enter your zip code on the top
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 10:48:16 AM »

Thanks Ivan, that's a great resource!
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