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Pesticide and other bad stuff in pollen

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I have been collecting pollen for a couple weeks now. My plan was to feed it back to the bees early next spring and use some in pollen frames for queen rearing attempts.

I did not think I would be collecting so much. It took the bees about a week to figure out how to get through the trap, now this hive is a pollen collecting machine.

I live in the city (east bay SF area) and wondering if this pollen is OK to sell for human consumption . I see that APHIS has a "Sampling Pollen for Pesticide Residue" program.
Has anyone sent in samples? What did they find?

I have never seen this many pollen nuggets before. It is beautiful in the sunshine and it tastes great too!

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