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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Buzzen, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Buzzen

    Buzzen Member

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    I have noticed that in the morning the bees are bringing in lots of pollen, in the evening they don't bring any pollen. Do plants only produce pollen in the morning hours?
     
  2. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Quite often there is only a small part of any given day when pollen or nectar are available from different flowering plants. For instance, buckwheat will produce nectar for maybe only a cpl of hrs and then shut off. It seems to really irratate the bees. One doesn't want to work hives after the buckwheat shuts off. Fortunately, or maybe not, there aren't very many strains of buckwheat that produce nectar anymore.