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Offline Bee Boy

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Wow busy bees!!!!
« on: May 14, 2005, 06:55:03 PM »
Ok i checked on my hives that i hived a week or so ago. To find that the bees have already drawn 7 out of ten frames in one of the hives. Is this normal?

Also i noticed on one of my bee yards the bees were bringing in bright red pollen. Does anybody have any idea what this pollen is? I have never seen that color before.


Thanks all!!!


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Offline Barny

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 06:58:38 PM »
I know chic-weed makes red pollen.  It is a low growing plant with many small purple flowers.  It is a weed plant, but I'm sure other plants can make red pollen too.

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 08:15:45 PM »
That's wonderfully fast for getting that much drawn comb. Sounds like a great hive.

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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 09:00:54 PM »
sounds great bee boy :D
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Offline Rich V

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005, 01:27:23 PM »
Red pollen can also be from Maple trees

Offline Bee Boy

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 12:20:17 AM »
Maples huh? I bet thats what it is, near those hives i think theres alot of them. I still can't believe how fast they drew out that comb!! Last year my first hive took a month at least!!


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