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Thread: Hazlenut pollen

  1. #1
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    Default Hazlenut pollen

    I brushed past some of my Hazlenut bushes today and got covered in a cloud of pollen. Do the girls like the stuff? Didnt see any bees but it was getting dark and cold.
    I started feeding them 1:1 just in caes they where interested but they seem to be happy w/ what they have. Them legs where full od white the also the lt yellow Hazlenut pollens.

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    this is our earliest (major-ish) source of pollen here in the PNW. If they can fly, they seem to love it. Yesterday, I saw Alder catkins opening or almost ready to open here.

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    Bees gather Hazelnut because it's the first around. It has a low nutritional value, 5% protein. Mind you it's the trigger that gets the queens egg laying. We had some decent weather 2 weeks ago and it has since cooled off. That weather got the bees quit active.

    Jean-Marc

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