Aesculus carnea – Red Horse Chestnut

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Perforate/Striate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Red, Dark Orange

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source • •

Pollen Load Identification

The pollen of Aesculus spp. is known to cause a lot of dusting on the body of the foraging bee. Typically, the Aesculus spp. pollen creates a dusting on the posterior thorax, and the posterior and anterior abdomen of the foraging bee. Pollen has also been noted on the wings of bees visiting Aesculus for nectar instead of pollen.

Resources

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

 

Acer rufinerve – Grey Snake-Bark

Botanical Family: Sapindaceae

Bloom Time April – May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um) 42

Shape Round

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Striate

Tectum Semitectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Aesculus hippocastanum – Horse Chestnut

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Psilate/Striate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 20

Shape Round

Pollen Color Red

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •

Pollen Load Identification

The pollen of Aesculus spp. is known to cause a lot of dusting on the body of the foraging bee. Typically, the Aesculus spp. pollen creates a dusting on the posterior thorax, and the posterior and anterior abdomen of the foraging bee. Pollen has also been noted on the wings of bees visiting Aesculus for nectar instead of pollen.

Resources

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

Koelreuteria paniculata – Goldenrain Tree

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time June – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 25

Shape Round

Pollen Color Yellow

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •

 

Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time June – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color Red

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • •

Nectar Source •

Pollen Load Identification

The pollen of Aesculus spp. is known to cause a lot of dusting on the body of the foraging bee. Typically, the Aesculus spp. pollen creates a dusting on the posterior thorax, and the posterior and anterior abdomen of the foraging bee. Pollen has also been noted on the wings of bees visiting Aesculus for nectar instead of pollen.

Resources

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

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba

Aesculus pavia – Red Buckeye

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time March – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 

Shape Round

Pollen Color Red

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source • • •

Nectar Source • • •

Pollen Load Identification

The pollen of Aesculus spp. is known to cause a lot of dusting on the body of the foraging bee. Typically, the Aesculus spp. pollen creates a dusting on the posterior thorax, and the posterior and anterior abdomen of the foraging bee. Pollen has also been noted on the wings of bees visiting Aesculus for nectar instead of pollen.

Resources

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

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba