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When looking at my colonies this week I saw bright orange pollen being taken in.
I have no idea where its from........... any ideas.

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Blooming about now with orange pollen are mullein,nasturtium,californian poppy,rock rose and garden daisies and sunflowers. There are probably more but they are the ones I can see out and about here.
 
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Thanks Dani for that but I live in very rural Herefordshire where I cannot see any of those near me. My colonies are on a farm with only hedgerows around this time of year and they normally thrive on what they find there.
It must be something from a hedgerow???.
 

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Field scabious? Or do you have a field of asparagus near you?
 

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I thought of that but I thought bees didn't like it much ...... but I may be wrong
 

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Mine are also bringing in orange pollen, but i have no idea what plant it's from.
 

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I have red pollen, looks like the bees have stop lights on,

orange,, indicators,

yellow,

light red, side lights,

white, reversing lights,

and blue...........undercover police car?
 

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All my rural colonies are bring in tons of two different types of pollen and were very docile today. A burnt orange and an off white cream colour. As I have the river Meon a very short distance away H.Balsam is most likely but I'm not to sure about the other. The rich smell of blossom honey from each of the hives as I removed the roof was lovely:drool5:, in the last week they have managed to store a fair bit more nectar, ripen it and have started to cap the cells.

Narrow entrances are fending of the wasps nicely, and I was a little pleased to see a wasp who managed to sneak into the top of one of the supers and was shortly hauled out again by 3 bees not looking to healthy. :smash:
 

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