By: Shannon Trimboli
In January, I started a KSBA poll asking everyone to report when you saw the first pollen coming into your hive. Thirteen people took the time to respond and their results are below. I apologize for not posting the results sooner, but April and May were crazy busy and other things had to be prioritized. The results of the swarm survey we started in March will be posted in June.
The first pollen in the state was reported the week of Jan. 21-27 in Bullitt and Warren Counties. The map shows when the first pollen was reported in each county that provided data. The table provides the week, county, and pollen color provided by each of the 13 people who answered the survey.
|Jan. 21 – 27||Bullitt||White/Beige|
|Jan. 21 – 27||Warren||Yellow orange|
|Jan. 21 – 27||Warren||Yellow, some vibrant red|
|Jan. 28 – Feb. 3||Edmonson||Yellowish green|
|Jan. 28 – Feb. 3||Metcalfe||Dark mustard to brownish|
|Jan. 28 – Feb. 3||Warren||Light yellow|
|Feb. 4 – 10||Mercer||Yellow and red|
|Feb. 11 – 17||Bullitt||Yellow|
|Feb. 11 – 17||Edmonson||Pale yellow, olive|
|Feb. 11 – 17||Edmonson||Green-pale yellow|
|Feb. 11 – 17||Jefferson||Pale yellow|
|Feb. 18 – 24||Harrison||Off white|
|March 11 – 17||Christian||Orange yellow|