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    Default they are bringing in pollen : whats that telling me?

    i see them bringing in the pollen.. whats that telling me?

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    Default Re: they are bringing in pollen : whats that telling me?

    That eggs are being laid and your queen is laying. That they are preparing for winter when fresh pollen is not available.

    Is it a bright orange colored pollen? Could be Goldenrod.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: they are bringing in pollen : whats that telling me?

    To expand on the question: If they are bringing in pollen, does that mean that they also are bringing in nectar?
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    Default Re: they are bringing in pollen : whats that telling me?

    Not always, but, most likely.

    I have bees bringing in loads of Goldenrod pollen. You can see it on their legs and if youi look at the combs in the brood chamber, the cells that don't have brood in them have pollen in them. Above the excluder new honey is being dried down nicely. Nice new wax on the capped cells. Bees w/ heads in cells of honey and all over the place.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: they are bringing in pollen : whats that telling me?

    That pollen is available and that it's warm enough for the foragers to do their duty.
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