Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time February – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation  Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 32

Shape Round

Pollen Color Brown, dark brown, olive

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Resource • •

Nectar Resource • • •

The honey from Acer is typically pale amber in color. Maples are important to honey bees for early brood rearing.

Sources

Sammataro, D. and Harman, A. (2013). “Major Flowers Important to Honey Bees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States”. AlphaGraphics, Tucson, AZ.

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