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Offline fshrgy99

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blue pollen pic
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:42:59 PM »
Too much!

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 05:07:06 PM »
Cool!!

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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 05:43:54 PM »
Neat!
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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 09:25:20 PM »
well packed too... must be good stuff

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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 10:45:56 PM »
My bees have been bringing it in, too - I understand that it's red maple pollen.

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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 10:53:38 PM »
Nice. We have lots of red male but I have never seen blue pollen down here.
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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 11:01:07 PM »
Maple pollen is light yellow/green.  here is a pollen color link to help

Pollen color chart 1


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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 11:28:23 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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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 12:47:41 AM »
Photoshop   :evil:

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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 01:13:00 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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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 01:31:38 AM »
Cool Simon.  You're probably right.  Check out the pollen in this photo from Wikipedia



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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 06:31:58 AM »
Never seen any blue pollen but my girls are bringing in green.


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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 07:46:28 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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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 08:50:36 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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Re: blue pollen pic
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 01:38:30 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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