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

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Nectar Source • • •

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 um

Shape Round

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

Acer rubrum-Red Maple

 

Botanical Family Sapindaceae

Bloom Time February–May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Semitectate

Size

Shape  Round

Pollen Color Gray-Brown

The honey made from Acer is typically pale amber. Acer trees are important for early brood rearing.

Source

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

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 to dark brown, olive

Honey Bee Resource

Pollen Resource • • • 

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.