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Offline sawdstmakr

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Charcoal gray pollen
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:05:30 PM »
My bees are bringing in charcoal gray pollen. I see it in their pollen baskets and in the comb in the OB hive. I am in NE FL. Anyone know what plant it is coming from?
Jim
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Offline Joe D

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Re: Charcoal gray pollen
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 07:47:18 PM »
I don't know but a guy in my local club has told me that golden rod made black honey.  So it maybe that.  I am also kinda new.




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Re: Charcoal gray pollen
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 12:00:15 AM »
i pulled a quarter of a frame of really dark honey the other day. sure was tasty.

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Re: Charcoal gray pollen
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 11:00:55 AM »
You sure it was pollen or could it have been propolis? I havent ever saw grey pollen (not saying there isnt any, just havent ever saw it before)

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Re: Charcoal gray pollen
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 12:23:38 PM »
It is pollen. They are storing it in the comb around brood, inside the honey and they brought it in in their pollen baskets.
Jim
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