Blue pollen!

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  1. atnick11

    atnick11 New Member

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    Fed my girls today and kept seeing blue flashes..they were brining in blue pollen! I have never seen that before. Pretty neat.. ImageUploadedByBeekeeping Forum1460150432.303901.jpg ImageUploadedByBeekeeping Forum1460150432.303901.jpg
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Member

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    Googled Blue Pollen. it's from Siberian squill
     

  3. atnick11

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    Yes! I just found a lawn in my neighborhood covered in it.
     
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    Cloudia New Member

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    Blue Pollen is a context of beekeeping and it refers to the plants as a source of pollen for bees or other insects. It is mainly blooms in March and April. It’s a great food source for bees. http://www.ecobeeremoval.com/i-d-your-bees/
     
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    We've got a native plant in NZ (Fuchsia excorticata) that has blue pollen. Not sure if there are other varieties of it else where in the world.