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« on: June 07, 2004, 03:03:04 PM »

Ok today I was doing some maintainance near my hive and I notice what looked like yellow and orange clumps of stuff all over the bottom board of the hive. They look sort of like sand grains is this pollen?
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2004, 08:30:30 PM »

That's what it sounds like to me.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2004, 09:48:32 PM »

Makes me wonder what they teach you in HOME SCHOOL  Tongue

Some pollen doesn't pack as tight as other, typically it's a moisture issue. Dryer pollen falls apart easier then moist pollen. The particles are the same size (tiny) but they just don't pack as tight.

Of course, making sure they yellow and orange thingys DON'T move is important. We have redish/orange CEMENT BUGS (not sure of the real name, but here in the Upper Pinelands (massive protected wilderness area) of the Garden State (New Jersey to those who do not know) we have these tiny tiny tiny bugs that LIVE in porous concrete, which is an ideal home for these miny bugs that are about 1/5th the size of varroa.

Sounds like pollen though Smiley

By the Way... Two 15 year olds (I might be off a year on one of you) both beekeepers, both ham operators, both home schooled - what a small world it is!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2004, 09:58:28 PM »

Well I figure it was pollen I wanted to see if it was maybe was some type of bee eating fungus or soemthing Cheesy  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 02:01:00 PM »

Bee eating fungus! LOL Not likely. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 02:36:50 PM »

That makes a good sub plot though!!!
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