Baccharis halimifolia – Groundsel Tree

 

Botanical Family Asteraceae

Bloom Time September – November

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Echinate

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.

 

Chrysanthemum rubellum – Chrysanthemum


Botanical Family
 Asteraceae

Bloom Time October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Echinate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 30

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow, Orange

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Bidens ferulifolia – Apache Beggarticks

Botanical Family Asteraceae

Bloom Time October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Echinate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 23

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Ambrosia spp. – Ragweed

Botanical Family Asteraceae

Bloom Time June – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Malva sylvestris – High Mallow

Botanical Family Malvaceae

Bloom Time June – October

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number Inaperturate

Aperture Type N/A

Ornamentation Echinate/Porate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 94

Shape Round

Pollen Color White

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Pollen Load Identification

No pollen loads are actually seen on the corbicula for Malva spp., but there is typically a lot of pollen dusting on all parts of the honey bee, especially for the nectar gatherers.

 

Elaeagnus pungens – Thorny Olive

Botanical Family  Elaeagnaceae

Bloom Time October – December

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 38

Shape Round

Pollen Color Light Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •