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Offline Vance G

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Pollen? being brought in.
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:34:49 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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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 07:00:00 PM »
You sure it's not prophilis?   
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

Offline Vance G

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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 08:40:39 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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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 04:36:03 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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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 04:42:58 PM »
heres a good link to a pollen guide  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source
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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 05:09:39 PM »
I also have a ton of greyish color pollen coming in right now...
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Re: Pollen? being brought in.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 09:14:10 PM »
For me the grey is elm and red maple
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