Tag Archive: pollen

Nov 15

Pollen on the Increase?

Bee collecting pollen

According to researches, airborn pollen has increased over the past 25 year and will more than double in the next 28 years.  According to the news article, temperatures and levels of carbon dioxide are responsible for the increase.   Other than the negative effect on those of us who suffer from hay fever …

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Feb 29

February 29th – 69F and Sunny

bee_on_maple

The weather forecast was calling for rain, but it cleared out early and the day was warm, humid and sunny with a light breeze.   The bees were very, very active.   Unlike yesterday, the bees were virtually ignoring the dry pollen substitute I had put out for them.   A quick inspection of the activity told me …

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Apr 23

Spring May Have Arrived.

Nucs under a willow grove.

Finally…. The dandelions and pear trees have started blooming.  A good sign that spring may finally be here to stay.  You can see the large load of pollen this bee has already collected on her back legs.  

April has generally been cold and wet seriously limiting the number of days that it’s been possible …

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