Acer rubrum – Red Maple

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time February–May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape  Round

Pollen Color Gray-Brown, Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

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Nectar Source • • •

The honey made from Acer is typically pale amber. Acer trees are important for early brood rearing.


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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