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Author Topic: Blue pollen mystery solved!  (Read 869 times)
NurseBee
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« on: April 21, 2006, 07:14:56 PM »

Hello Everyone.      I did a little research on the likely source of the blue pollen----hyacinth!  Found a few articles on pollen research and certain plants in the hyacinthaceae family have blue pollen. One site had photos of  honey bees carrying the same color blue pollen my bees had. Pollen can be bright yellow, brown, tan, green, and yes, even red or blue--all depends on the plant source. Good to know!
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manowar422
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 09:28:40 PM »

That would make a good picture (a bee carrying the blue pollen) Cool
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heidip
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 02:03:01 PM »

Hi, I've read the poppies can also provide for a 'blue' pollen.  Cheesy
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