Late Pollen

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Iddee, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I was bush hogging out at my son's place today. Saw a number of fresh blooms on goldenrod. Many were dried up, but a surprising number of them were fresh and golden yellow.
     
  2. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    Must be the weird weather we have going on..... I'll take it, goldenrod makes my nose itch and my eyes water but I don't cut any of it down since the bees like it so much.
     

  3. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    I saw a couple of my bees today coming back with some light yellow pollen. Where the heck are they getting it from?? :dontknow:
     
  4. rast

    rast New Member

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    Omie, you'll find bees getting pollen from plants that have been frost bit (or frozen in your area) even though the nectar on what is left of the bloom is gone. Also color of the bloom does not dictate the color of the pollen. Down here, primrose willow has a big yellow bloom and the reddist pollen you've ever seen. Bahia grass shoots are black and have yellow pollen.
     
  5. Redcrane

    Redcrane New Member

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    Mine have been bringing in bright yellow pollen for the last few days.
     
  6. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    Mine have been collecting a very dark orange colored pollen.