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sawdstmakr
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« on: October 10, 2012, 06:05:30 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?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 06:47:18 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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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 11:00:15 PM »

i pulled a quarter of a frame of really dark honey the other day. sure was tasty.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 10:00:55 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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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 11:23:38 AM »

It is pollen. They are storing it in the comb around brood, inside the honey and they brought it in in their pollen baskets.
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