Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells Branch

Pollen Colour Guides.

Click here to operate this interactive pollen chart to check the seasonal sequences.
Some books with more detailed information worth reading are: Dorothy Hodges 'The Pollen Loads of the Honeybee, Also ' A Colour Guide to the Pollen Loads of the Honeybee by William Kirk and Rex Sawyer's books are good for microscopy, one is 'The Pollen Loads' and the other 'Pollen in Honey'.
Print off these pdf colour charts to take to the apiary:

Pollen Colour Chart (186 KB)
The above chart gives an overall guide to the source of the pollen brought in by the bees. For more comprehensive information have a look on the Wikepedia site:
Pollen Chart
Pollen Chart 2 (453 KB)