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  1. #1
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    Default Lots of orange pollen after heavy frost

    We had our first big frost and temps below freezing last weekend. It's now warmed back up to the 70's in the daytime and the bees are hauling in large amounts of bright orange pollen. Some of them can barely fly they're so loaded down. Could this still be goldenrod or have they found some other source?
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  2. #2
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    Belews Creek, NC, USA
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    Default Re: Lots of orange pollen after heavy frost

    We've had 3 frosts so far and my girls are bringing in the bright orange pollen too. Around here, goldenrod is still blooming and we're not too far west of you. That would be my guess.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Lots of orange pollen after heavy frost

    Mine are bringing in the bright orange pollen, but I also have fall blooming camellias going strong now, so that's going to be my guess. Goldenrod is mostly bloomed out in my part of Virginia. Also seeing some white pollen coming in, but in smaller quantities. Any guesses on that? Not sure what color pollen for Eleagnus is, but that is also in bloom now.

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    Default Re: Lots of orange pollen after heavy frost

    Most likely the orange/yellow stuff is white aster. The ground is still relatively warm in fall so quite a few flowering plants can withstand the first couple frosts and or freeze temps.

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