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Today's Predominant Pollens

 
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I thought this was kind of neat but I've been spending too much time watching my bees and wondering what pollen they're bringing in:
Pollen Allergy Forecast

Scroll down to see Today's Predominant Pollens. Make sure you put your location in. You can click on the species and it gives a pretty detailed description and where it's found in the US.

They listed Ash, Oak, and Birch but no Dandelion so I'm scratching my head a little over that.
 
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Might as well add this link to a wiki page with sortable charts showing pollen color:
Pollen_source
 
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predominant pollen for allergy purposes is likely to be different than predominant pollen for bee forage purposes. the pollen that causes the most trouble for allergies, as far as I know, is wind-borne pollen, while bees gather pollen from plants that let their pollen go on the wind and plants that hang onto it until a creature brushes against a stamen.
 
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Well, my husband and daughter are allergic to golden rod which I think is a big bee forage plant. In fact, my husband said the honey produced on our land smelled like his snot!
 
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Cj Verde wrote:Well, my husband and daughter are allergic to golden rod which I think is a big bee forage plant. In fact, my husband said the honey produced on our land smelled like his snot!



I'm certain there's plenty of overlap.
 
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Goldenrod is insect pollinated. Most people who think they are allergic to goldenrod are actually allergic to ragweed, myself included.

http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu/Horticulture/documents/Ragweedvs.Goldenrod.pdf
 
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Ah ha! And it appears ragweed is wind pollinated. Score for Tel. So I wonder if Dennis is imagining the snot/honey connection.
 
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