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Offline Carol

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pollen and nectar
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:55:50 PM »
If the bees are bringing in pollen does that mean that there is also plenty of nectar to be had?

Offline 10framer

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Re: pollen and nectar
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 10:19:14 PM »
not always.

Offline edward

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Re: pollen and nectar
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
Not necessarily, many plants need warm temperatures to release necktar, pollen is not temperature sensitive.

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Re: pollen and nectar
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 12:21:23 PM »
Thanks....had a freeze and frost here last night but bees are foraging and bringing in some pollen...Sun is shining and warming up so maybe some nectar to be had.

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Re: pollen and nectar
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 12:47:44 PM »
My OB hive is bringing in pollen and using the capped honey that is in the supers. There is none in the brood frame.
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