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« on: April 21, 2013, 02:42:59 PM »

Too much!
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 04:07:06 PM »

Cool!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 04:43:54 PM »

Neat!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 08:25:20 PM »

well packed too... must be good stuff
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »

My bees have been bringing it in, too - I understand that it's red maple pollen.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 09:53:38 PM »

Nice. We have lots of red male but I have never seen blue pollen down here.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 10:01:07 PM »

Maple pollen is light yellow/green.  here is a pollen color link to help

Pollen color chart 1

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 10:28:23 PM »

Maple pollen is light yellow/green.  here is a pollen color link to help
Pollen color chart 1


Although that's very nice and somewhat helpful it doesn't have any blue pollen listed.  It must be a brilliant blue flower.  It's beautiful for sure.

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 11:47:41 PM »

Photoshop   evil
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 12:13:00 AM »

From the pollen chart (David, it's listed about half way down the page, on the flowers and annuals list), it looks like the blue pollen might be from a Siberian Squill ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_squill ).  I never knew that any flowers had blue pollen.  That's really amazing!

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 12:31:38 AM »

Cool Simon.  You're probably right.  Check out the pollen in this photo from Wikipedia


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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 05:31:58 AM »

Never seen any blue pollen but my girls are bringing in green.

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 06:46:28 AM »

Very exciting to see (especially since there was snow on the ground overnight). The whole family was out crouched around the hive! Reminds me of some kind of bubble gum.

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 07:50:36 AM »

Too much!



The blue pollen comes from an early spring flower called Siberian Squill aka Scilla Siberica or Wood Squill.

http://www.beverlybees.com/blue-pollen-honeybees-siberian-squill/



   

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 12:38:30 PM »

Thats a giant tick on each side of your bee ...lol  evil  Just joking... That is a beautiful pic and really cool....
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