Pile of pollen

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by afterburn001, May 9, 2012.

  1. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    I put a pollen trap on one of our hives for a few days so my wife can have it for her allergies. I just love all the different colors and cant help but wonder what sources they all came from. I can identify a few but not all. I put the full sized picture in my bee gallery http://www.markedell.com/Other/Bees/17660866_xB4J7m#!i=1838945107&k=BDGHJLB You can hover your mouse over the picture you are viewing and choose the size you want to see it in. The full sized image looks like colorful boulders. http://www.markedell.com/Other/Bees/17660866_xB4J7m#!i=1838945107&k=BDGHJLBul

    Pollen.jpg

    Just for fun!

    Mark
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Beautiful pic.
     

  3. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Yes, so beautiful!
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Nice clean looking pollen!!

    What kind of trap are you using and how are you cleaning it?
     
  5. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    oh my stars, excellent photograph and description "colorful boulders" !
    where are you located?
     
  6. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    Never seen that before, very interesting. Thanks for sharing that photo.
     
  7. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    PerryBee New Member

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    Very nice! :thumbsup:
    I bought 2 of the Sundance bottom pollen traps but have not got around to using them yet. How often did you collect and how are you storing it?
    Thanks for the great pic!
     
  9. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Perry,
    I only put the trap on our strongest hive for two days and then on one other hive for a day. I didn't want to take too much from them this early. I put the pollen in a Tupperware container and freeze dried it for 24 hours and am now storing it in the refrigerator. We collected just shy of one pound.
     
  10. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I did not mean clean the trap, was asking how you clean your pollen. Most times you will have a little trash in it............propolis, bee legs, etc.
     
  11. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    mark,
    :doh: on me, your location is your zip code......

    i am also interested as g3, as to how you clean your pollen?
     
  12. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Oh, haha! The stuff was already crazy clean! I just gave it a little shake and found no derbies in it. I did however, check the trap at the end of each day. I think that keep the pollen cleaner.