The Bees Were Bringing In Orange Pollen Today

The pollen was orange and the bees had an abundance of it. 

I wish I knew what it was – snowdrop or crocus pollen perhaps?  Just a few more weeks until spring but my girls have decided not to wait.  All day long they were busy bringing pollen into the hive.

Bringing in pollen on March 7th, 2012.

This cute little honeybee even stopped by to say hello to me before returning to the hive.

A bee stopped by to say hello before returning to the hive.

After tasting my hand with her proboscis, she began to clean it.  I must not taste very good to a honeybee.

She is cleaning her tongue or proboscis after tasting my hand (I must not taste very good).

All this activity reminds it’s only 5 more weeks until my new packages arrive and the beekeeping frenzy starts all over again.  I can’t wait!

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Author: Anita Deeley

Anita Deeley is a biologist and former state bee inspector who maintains 100 honey bee hives. She is the beekeeper, writer, owner and creator of BeverlyBees.com. When she is not spending time with her girls (the bees), she enjoys being a wife to her beekeeping cohort, Brian and mother to 3 little boys (the beekeepers in training). Read more about Anita here >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Anita on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook here.

2 Comments

  1. Any idea where the orange pollen comes from? What kind of plant/flower? My bees are bringing in the same thing right now.

    Thanks!