Caryopteris clandonensis – Bluebeard

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time July – September

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpate

Ornamentation Granulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Salvia leucantha – Mexican Bush Sage

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time August – Frost

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 6

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate, microreticulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •

Pollen Load Identification 

No pollen loads are typically seen on the honey bee foraging on Salvia spp., but there is typically a pollen dusting seen on the bee’s anterior thorax and abdomen.

Sources

Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.

 

Lamium maculatum – Spotted Deadnettle

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Dark red

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • 

Nectar Source • •

Salvia officinalis – Common Sage

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 6

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Creamy, White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • • •

Pollen Load Identification 

No pollen loads are typically seen on the honey bee foraging on Salvia spp., but there is typically a pollen dusting seen on the bee’s anterior thorax and abdomen.

Sources

Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.

Salvia coccinea – Texas Sage

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time July – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate/Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • • •

Pollen Load Identification 

No pollen loads are typically seen on the honey bee foraging on Salvia spp., but there is typically a pollen dusting seen on the bee’s anterior thorax and abdomen.

Sources

Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.

 

Mentha spicata – Spearmint

 

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time July – August

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Porate

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • • • •

Ajuga spp. – Bugle

Botanical Family Lamiaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate/Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Resource • •

Nectar Resource •