Steve Bates gave permission to show his close up video of activity at the hive entrance.
Much can be learnt from this, and it is easier to identify pollen colour and source from video or still photography.
in this video you will see at least two different yellows – – – possibly rape and dandelion.
For the technically aware Steve used a GoPro camera with a monopod stand.
But good images can be obtained with a telephoto or macro lens.
Pollen charrts are available on the internet. Here is one – – – http://www.sheffieldbeekeepers.org.uk/tools/pollen-chart/
For those who don’t know there is also a classic book called – ‘At the Hive Entrance’,by H Storch
but there are others!
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