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How to collect pollen

How to collect pollen

There are two types of pollen: entomophilous and anemophilous.

The second type is carried by the wind, and can cause a variety of allergic diseases.

Such pollen with low biological value given, usually conifers. Collect it is extremely difficult.

From the consumer point of view is more interesting pollen that bees collect from flowering plants and bring to the hive.

You will need

  • pollen trap



How does a person get the pollenWhich from early spring is brought into the hivehardworking bees? A few decades ago, experts were little interested in the pollen. Beekeepers do not have a clue about her trap - specially constructed pitfalls intended to rob the bees of their precious prey.


Devices for collecting pollen were known in America in the early 30s of the 20th century. Since devices to collect pollen have become more sophisticated.


Collect pollen There are three ways: - Place a trap pollen under a nest with brood (separator at the time of replacing the bottom of the hive).
- Place a trap on a nest with brood (on the roof).
- Catcher is put towards the opening tap-hole hive.


In each of these three methods can capture pollen pollen in two ways: - by using sieves otverstiyami-
- Using a tin or plastic plate with holes, vertically to set a fine sieve (more preferred).


Most models are trapspollen, which are placed under the hive. The first devices were made entirely of aluminum and duralumin, including drawer. Subsequently, from the metal drawer refused, because it gets waterproof and kept the dew, and other signs of dampness. Wood is more preferable, because wood absorbs moisture and eliminates the loss of pollen.


However, and in wooden box pollen should be collected on a daily basis and immediately be allowed to dry - this will allow the pollen stored for a long time, while remaining in good condition.


Gradually traps pollen came manufacturersto ensure that all equipment must be made of wood. Metal is used only in the manufacture and sieve lattice. A recently emerged traps without metal parts, their design only used wood and plastic. The bottom of the drawer is made of wire mesh to allow air access.


The very simple technology gathering pollen. It is enough to lift the body of the hive and move it from the bottom to the collector, is entirely consistent with the size of the bottom.

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