Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
We live in a rather rural area of Western Washington State. Our nearest neighbors are invisible from a human line of site with most land owned in blocks of 5-100 acres. Lots of time surrounds us. And while I can see what's flowering and growing in and around our pastures, that's about it. So when I see the bees coming back this time of year with different color pollens gathered, other than the orange from our own dandelion lawn/garden, I have no idea what they are bringing back. It's moot to them, though I am curious George about stuff like that. Are there any accurate pollen color charts that might be either state or region specific for the US available online?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
653 Posts
I have not found a color chart specific for Western Washington. I think this Wikipedia site is still the best (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pollen_sources).

The popular pollen species my bees bring back look like the following (do Google search on the code to get the color).

Cherry (#a8692a), March - April
Willow (#ebae3d), March - April
Dandelion (#eb721c), all year
Big-leaf maple (#838554), April
Tulip poplar (#d9d07e), June
Blackberry (#747a6d), June
Knotweed (#a8a772), August
Ivy (#e8af13), September - October
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top