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  • White pollen in January in Yorkshire - what is it?

  • This discussion forum covers pollen, honeybee anatomy & biology.
This discussion forum covers pollen, honeybee anatomy & biology.
 #1775  by Chrisbarlow
 27 Jan 2019, 12:12
A mates bees are bringing in white pollen at the mo, despite googling, still no clue on what it might be? Any suggestions?
 #1777  by NigelP
 27 Jan 2019, 13:16
Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger has a very light coloured pollen. Might be another exotic though, depends where he lives. It's not snowdrop (red) or hazel (yellow) or Alder (greeney yellow) etc.
 #1778  by Chrisbarlow
 27 Jan 2019, 14:34
Ta Nigel. Hellabor is definately a possible. He lives north Leeds so anything is possible really. I didn't know if there was a "common plant" that was all.
 #1781  by AdamD
 27 Jan 2019, 16:09
There might be some 'green manure' fields about - such as, I believe, mustard and a winter radish. These plants hang onto the nutrients over winter and are then ploughed in, in spring.