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Greengage
19-12-2017, 09:14 AM
Hazel trees are wind pollinated, last season I spent a lot of time trying to photograph Honey bees working hazel, but no luck, all the books say that Honey bees collect pollen from hazel. Has anyone observed Honey bees working hazel.

Jon
23-12-2017, 05:10 PM
I have but it is not one of their favouritite pollen sources. Same as Gorse, they work it if there is no alternative.

mbc
24-12-2017, 10:25 AM
Some hazel trees seem attractive to them and hum for a day or so but most they totally ignore.
I've no idea why this is but generally round here there's plenty of early crocuses with seemingly very attractive pollen flowering at the same time as the hazels.

Greengage
26-12-2017, 07:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRmnTXuwgas