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Hear in central IL i was watching some pale yellow pollen being brought in today.
not as bright yellow as in your pic
 

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I'm not sure, but my 2 hives were coming back yesterday late afternoon with bright yellow pollen as well.

The likely suspects are silver maples and a couple of kinds of willows. Those are the only things I know of blooming yet that might have pollen for the bees.

Aspen catkins are out, too, but aspen is a wind-blown pollen, and I don't know if the bees would work it. I'll have to stand under an aspen and try to see if I see any bee activity -- shouldn't be hard, I've got one at the back of the yard (I love it, despite the fact that they're considered a "junk" tree -- such pretty leaves that flutter in the softest breeze, and nice fall color).
 

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i've got the same color pollen in syracuse and no maples open yet, must be skunk cabbage or something similar because only the hives that I have in the river valleys have any coming in. two weeks earlier than last year. I just saw my lawn today.
 
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