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Offline LindaL

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The color of polen
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:55:05 AM »
Still new at bee watching .. i mean bee keeping.   But yesterday while out spying on the hives i noticed some come back with white colored pollen others come back with yellow and what was even stranger i found a lot coming back with BLUE pollen.   I thought pollen was yellow.

 

I found that after a bit of google'ing this morning.   Anyone have a better picture of whats what i would love to be able to look at the girls and know what flowers they have been out visiting.   

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Offline Jackam

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 09:32:38 AM »
Your chart may be a start but I do not have raspberry blooms right now but the bees are full of white pollen.

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 09:51:46 AM »
Same here Jackam. I don't "think" rasberries are around here and if they were they wouldn't be in bloom would they?
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Offline millipede

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 11:10:41 AM »
Mine are bringing in yellow, white and orange these days.

Offline Jipow

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 11:24:50 AM »
Wikipedia pollen source I'd one I use, but due to being new I can't post any links.


Offline 10framer

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 11:49:50 AM »
yeah, that's a kind of limited chart.  mine are bringing in the brightest orange pollen i've ever seen right now along with a little white pollen. 

Offline Jackam

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 01:22:16 PM »
I watched the yellow and white come in today. A lot of it is darker yellow, almost orange.
Every once in a while I get an inbound light with VERY dark orange pollen.
Sure makes me wonder where that bee came from!

Offline sc-bee

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 01:52:42 PM »
Here is the wiki link posted for----- jipow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source

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Offline Jipow

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 03:02:56 PM »
That's it!
Thanks, just joined today so hopefully soon I can post links also.

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2013, 03:16:35 PM »
Jipow - welcome!

You'll probably need to edit your profile and put your location in. By doing that you can get better answers to any questions you may pose. again - welcome.
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Offline Palouse

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Re: The color of polen
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2013, 05:46:57 PM »
It was gray poppy pollen that threw me. I thought it was mold when I first noticed it.