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Somerford 

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Morning all.

A question for those pollen experts out there :

I spotted a dozen or so bees flying back in to the hive entrance this morning covered in a white dust (pollen) on their backs. Never seen that before but due to the absence of pollen on their legs I can only presume they are getting nectar from some plant locally that also produces this white pollen.

Any ideas ?:confused::confused:
 

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himalyan Balsam




I didn't think there was any around here untill I opened my eyes, its all over the place :svengo:
 

ribblesbees 

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himalyan Balsam

I didn't think there was any around here untill I opened my eyes, its all over the place :svengo:
It's a very invasive, non-indigenous plant found along waterways etc.

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Somerford 

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thank you for letting me know what it is. indeed it looks like they are all working at windy miller's place. I'll have a look along the riverbank a mile away this week to confirm existance. cheers
 

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