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Will bees use pine tree pollen? I have many Eldarica pine windbreaks in the area and was wondering. They sure give off a load of pollen!
 

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They might, but it has almost no nutritive value unfortunately. Bees need access to varied species that are insect-pollinated for good nutrition; wind-pollinated plants produce prodigiously but are low in nutrition. The bees seem to have no way to assess the value of pollens though; they'll forage sawdust of the right "grain size".
 
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