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Author Topic: Pollen? being brought in.  (Read 427 times)
Vance G
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« on: March 26, 2013, 05:34:49 PM »

It is a new one on me or I don't remember it, but a semiglossy grey substance not in balls but irregular elongated chunks coming in in the pollen baskets.  Does this ring a bell for some early spring tree pollen?  Or have my bees found a new and exciting form of toxic waste?  I saw no other colors of pollen and frankly I didn't expect to find any.  Just not time yet here.  Thanks for any ideas of source. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 06:00:00 PM »

You sure it's not prophilis?   
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 07:40:39 PM »

Nothing for propolis that I have ever seen.  I thought of fowl droppings to aluminun flashing goop on roofs.  The silver  blackjack could be a possibility I guess.  A lot of it was being brought in. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 03:36:03 PM »

Plum, Elm, Blackberry and Raspberries have grey/bluish pollen. 50% of what my bee's are currently bringing in is grey/blue in color right now.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 03:42:58 PM »

heres a good link to a pollen guide  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 04:09:39 PM »

I also have a ton of greyish color pollen coming in right now...
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 08:14:10 PM »

For me the grey is elm and red maple
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