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I'm in northeast Ohio. Nothing here is blooming yet aside from some crocus and a few other bulb plants. Over the last week I have seen piles of pollen dropped by the bees as they navigate the small entrance on my reducer. The pollen mostly greenish-gray in color. The bright yellow pollen I see coming in I assume is from the crocus. Not quite sure what the greenish and gray stuff would be coming from. Any ideas? I am just curious because I don't see much of anything growing, let alone blooming.
 

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I'm in northeast Ohio. Nothing here is blooming yet aside from some crocus and a few other bulb plants. Over the last week I have seen piles of pollen dropped by the bees as they navigate the small entrance on my reducer. The pollen mostly greenish-gray in color. The bright yellow pollen I see coming in I assume is from the crocus. Not quite sure what the greenish and gray stuff would be coming from. Any ideas? I am just curious because I don't see much of anything growing, let alone blooming.
Your maples started coming in a week ago. There are alot of different maple varieties. So the color is ??? Have you ever seen a closeup of a maple bloom? They are quite cool actually. Lots and lots of tiny little blooms and the bees are crazy about it.
 

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I'm in northeast Ohio. Nothing here is blooming yet aside from some crocus and a few other bulb plants. Over the last week I have seen piles of pollen dropped by the bees as they navigate the small entrance on my reducer. The pollen mostly greenish-gray in color. The bright yellow pollen I see coming in I assume is from the crocus. Not quite sure what the greenish and gray stuff would be coming from. Any ideas? I am just curious because I don't see much of anything growing, let alone blooming.
So if the "small" reducer is causing the pollen to be stripped , why not open it a bit.
All my hives are wide open at this time. the small ones at 1/2

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