Pollen with syrup/honey over it.
Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer
Oh I'm good. Thanks for the answer.
My eyes aren't good enough to tell if there is pollen in the bottom of that cell. Perhaps it is syrup from a hummingbird feeder in the neighborhood?
I vote with Ray. In an area being drawn for incoming nectar, it's not likely to be pollen stored there.
Hummingbird feeder food? I posted a while back a bar of honey that was blood red.
Here is the thread:
Last edited by shannonswyatt; 08-25-2013 at 09:16 AM. Reason: Added information
Here, in my neighborhood, it is usually one of two things; syrup from a hummingbird feeder, or juice from prickly pear fruit. Either, or both are usually collected during a dearth.
If my colonies are collecting prickly pear fruit juice, it seems to have an adverse effect on cultured queen cells, in cell builder colonies. Feeding sugar syrup and pollen substitute can eliminate the problems with prickly pear fruit juice.
Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 08-25-2013 at 10:01 AM.
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