A collection of photos of pollen to assist new beekeepers with identifying pollen in cells.
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Comb section filled with pollen.
Older brood frame (dark comb) with a collection of pollen from different sources.
Older brood frame being cycled out of the hive with a collection of pollen next to uncapped brood (white cells above pollen in the photo).
Cross section of brood comb showing how pollen is packed into the cells to the left. On the right, the darker cells have held brood and the layers of cocoon remain in these cells after hatching.