Prunus yedoensis – Yoshino Cherry

Bloom Time February – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color Yellow, Brown, Tan

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • • •

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 subhirtella–Flowering Cherry

 

Botanical Family Rosaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Eutectate

Size

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow- Brown

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 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

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

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 persica – Peach

Botanical Family Roseaceae

Bloom Time March – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

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

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Amelanchier canadensis – Shadblow Serviceberry

Botanical Family Roseaceae

Bloom Time March – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Resources

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba

Amelanchier arborea – Serviceberry

Botanical Family Roseaceae

Bloom Time February – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources 

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Resources

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba

Amelanchier laevis – Allegheny Serviceberry

Botanical Family Roseaceae

Bloom Time March – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 4

Aperture Type Irregular

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Irregular

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source •

Nectar Source •

Resources

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba