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Happenings in the insect world
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by Sal
on March 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM
I love seeing the honey bees in poppy flowers. Seems like most flowers have yellow pollen, but poppies have orange. So the bee's pollen baskets are full of orange pollen after they have been foraging for awhile. Very unusual.
by John Bishop
on July 17, 2017 at 8:51 PM
I have a patch of California poppy. The patch volunteer seeds each year. Bumble bees seem to love to spin around and around in the flower. My impression is that they love the California poppy. I live near Seattle. The bee which seems to love it is B. caliginosus or  
B. vandykei (not sure which but she has a narrow yellow ring near her tail and a partly yellow head.)
I want to try it; its taste seems to be delicious and gorgeous but when we talk about healthy benefits of pollen I think that some studies says there isn’t enough evidence to consider bee pollen to be some magical healing elixir.
 
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