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Today I saw something I've not seen in the 13 years since I started tending bees. A number of the bees entering one of my hives had a distinctive yellow patch on their thorax. I tried to catch one but they were too fast for me. If this is pollen, it's a new one on me! My first thought was that it was some new strain of honeybee, or a different species of bee altogether. Anyone else seen this? (I'm in Cincinnati.)
 

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Jewelweed or toadflax can do this
 
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The "recommended reading" of related posts at the bottom of the page confirms it's pollen. Most likely Linaria (butter and eggs aka toadflax), as jewelweed is just germinating. I should have done a search of previous posts before posting my question!
 
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