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Today, while inspecting, I noticed a few of the girls had deep blue pollen in their baskets. What plant do you think this comes from?
 

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I've been wondering that since last year! I saw a little last year. This year I see a lot. They are bring in lots of pollen and probably 1/4 -1/3 is blue (packs almost black in the cells), with the rest being bright yellow, orange, or pale yellow. Very little white this spring....
 

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Yesterday the girls were bringing in all different colors. Red, olive, orange yellow, pale yellow. I looked up the red - henbit or snowdrops. Both were in the yard the bees were in. I love watching them. Some had so much pollen they had trouble flying.
 

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Thanks Ernie!

To my knowledge, lupines aren't native to Indiana. I could be wrong though. The few lupines that I have seen are planted in flower beds. I have lupines in mine, and they're still about a month out.
 

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Thanks! Scilla is the likely culprit. But I just saw some of the first scilla blooming the last few days and they've been bring it back for weeks. I wonder if there's spots with more exposure where the scilla was blooming earlier or if there's another source....

Nice wiki page, thanks for the link!
 
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