Today’s excellent weather allowed some late-season adjustments. This small hive was in a deep that had been modified to accomodate four 2-frame nucs and was subsequently full of superfluous entrances. I had stuffed the holes with wire screen, but the arrival of wet, cold weather demanded an equipment change. The subsequent shift in entrance placement caused the bees to pile up for a little while on the face of the hive, giving me a great view of the amazing pollen loads coming in today. While I recognized the grey as Meadow Knapweed, the source of the golden pollen has me mystified for the moment. There’s not a great deal blooming outside of knapweed, a little Phacelia I planted as a green manure in a few garden beds this July, and the ever-faithful borage. None of which has yellow pollen. Ah, well. After a day like the one we just had, I guess I can live with a little mystery.