I was taught in the beekeeping class that a hive will only work one <kind of> plant at a time , then move on to something else . That would imply that the pollen would all be the same color , right ? Well , the dog and I were out watching the foragers land a little bit ago , and we saw three different colors of pollen on the ladies coming in , which sorta indicates more than one plant is being foraged . Apparently I'm lucky to have the creek that runs through my land , as it encourages wild flowers and other bee-friendly plants . And there is a lot of stuff blooming for this time of year , I can see at least 3 kinds from the bathroom window <we live in a clearing out in the woods - really!> . My biggest concern right now is the hive getting strong enough to survive this winter , I'm just now adding a super to the hive . We've only had the girls since mid-June <abt 7 weeks> and they've made tremendous gains in both number of bees and amount of honey stored , but ... call it newby jitters , but I'm really invested in seeing this work . My eventual goal is to have 5-8 hives , which should make enough to be self-supporting if not profitable . But for now , this hive making it through the winter and being in shape to split next spring will be enough .