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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
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    Derby, Kansas, USA
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    Default Pollen and Nectar

    Is there a correlation between pollen coming into the hive and a nectar flow in the area? My bees seem like they are very "pollen happy" right now, but the nectar cargo is a little harder to see.

    Do bees usually carry pollen and nectar at the same time, or is it usually one or the other?

  2. #2
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    Phelps Co. Missouri USA
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    I understand bees will only carry one or the other, depending of course on
    what their days work assignment is.

    Pollen carriers have their leg sacs full !
    Nectar carriers have their bellies full !

    Bee Keeping is just a expensive hobby !!

    PCM

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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Peters View Post
    Do bees usually carry pollen and nectar at the same time, or is it usually one or the other?
    some plants are more pollen source than nectar source, so legs can be filled up with pollen before stomach is full, but bees carry both.

    best regars Jorn
    Retired beekeeper, Free beekeeping software
    http://apimo.dk jornjohanesson@gmail.com

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