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Offline Hemlock

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Ragweed Pollen?
« on: September 07, 2010, 03:44:33 PM »
It snowing ragweed pollen here but i didn't think the bees liked it.  They're bringing in pale pollen that looks the same color as what's all over the cars.  Am I wrong?
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Offline AllenF

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Re: Ragweed Pollen?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 04:07:32 PM »
Anecdotal claims are made of honey giving some relief for ragweed pollen allergies, which is noteworthy because honeybees  very rarely visit ragweed flowers, and even then, only for pollen. However, during ragweed pollen shed, the pollen dusts every surface, and honeybees, being electrostatically charged, will accumulate some ragweed pollen. The pollen is frequently identified as a component of raw honey.   Copied from wikipedia.