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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Pollen Reply with quote

It doesn't matter what type of hive we prefer as the bees need food and water to survive.
As we know pollen will give them the protiens, minerals vitimins etc they need to become fully developed.
We have seen the different colours of pollen but how many of us actually study the individual pollen grain?
Here are some that I have taken photos of and given the approx size in microns.





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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Follow on Reply with quote






That's it for now.
I have made presentations on internal and external anatomy if anyone might be interested.
I am converting to the tbh this coming summer so I will be asking a lot of sensible (I hope) questions.
If you enjoy beekeeping as much as I do then were in for a really good time.

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