Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pollen Coming In!

I've spent the last few days since I installed the packages into my two hives just watching the behavior of the bees at the front entrances. Yesterday, I noticed that the bees were bringing in a bright orange-yellow pollen; today, the pollen has been various colors. Looking around the neighborhood, I speculate that bees have been foraging at dandelion blossoms, and the red maple trees which are in bloom. Our plum tree just started blooming as well but, as of yet, I have not seen any bees visiting its flowers.

1 comment:

monta said...

I forgot to tell you that I saw them going at the biggest plum tree on Monday when I came in on the bicycle.