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  1. #1
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    Default Do any plants produce white pollen?

    While watching my bees over the last couple of weeks I've noticed them bringing in white or cream colored stuff in their pollen baskets. Does anyone know if there is a plant that produces pollen that color. Right now maples, dandelions, henbit, and deadnettle are blooming. I'm not sure if anything else is or not.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    I forgot to add, there are some cattle around, so it is possible they are getting into someone's feed, but I haven't heard that they are.

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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    Its the Maple.

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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    My brother was saying just this morning that his bees were all over the Bradford pear trees in his yard and they were bringing in a light to cream color pollen here outside Nashville about 35 miles.

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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    Thanks. For some reason I thought maple was a red pollen.

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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    Yea... I thought it was red too... but when I look it up I see it is a light yellow. Makes sense, that;s what I am seeing now.... plenty of red maple blooming now.
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    Default Re: Do any plants produce white pollen?

    Chickory pollen is white.

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