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Willow pollen – 2019

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 20, 2019

Pussywillow 2019

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Cold weather in March-2019

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 6, 2019

Honeybee finds a snowdrop on a cold march day.

snowdrop

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Early start for the bees

Posted by blueberrytalk on January 22, 2019

Bees gathering hazelnut pollen.

january hazelnut

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Pollen from red cedars

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 11, 2018

Apis mellifera procuring pollen from thuja plicata.
After a long winter holed up in their hive, it’s nice to see the bees get out on a sunny day and gather food for their brood. I can’t imagine their emotional response, but it makes me happy.

cedar pollen

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Boxwood – an early season source of pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 2, 2014

boxwood bee

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Hazelnut pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on February 15, 2013

The first warm day this year has brought out the bees to gather pollen from the hazelnut catkins. One bee has white pollen which is probably from heather. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Feb 15,2013

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A treasure trove of pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 13, 2012

This willow has many more flowers than a pussywillow. The amount of pollen from this one source has kept the bees very busy!

willow pollen

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Late Pussywillow

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 12, 2012

Different varieties of pusseywillow provide a continuous stream of pollen throughout the spring.

pussywilow

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Plenty of pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 4, 2012

The entrance to the hive was jammed with bees carrying an assortment of pollen. Skimmia and rhododendrons were the source.

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Pussywillow pollen in abundance

Posted by blueberrytalk on March 23, 2012

A sudden turn to warm weather coincides with pussywillow pollen at its peak. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Pussywillow pollen

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