Prunus serotina – Black Cherry

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Prunus serotina – Black cherry

Botanical Family Rosaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color Brown

Honey Bee Resources

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Prunus spp. honey is typically light in color, quick to granulate, but has good flavor. Prunus spp. may contribute to early honey surplus for honey bees.

Source

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

Prunus mume – Chinese Plum

Botanical Family Rosaceae

Bloom Time February – March

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color Green, Brown

Honey Bee Resources

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Acer platanoides – Norway Maple

 

 

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

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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.