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March 2019 ABJ Cover

- March 1, 2019 -

ABJ March 2019 Cover

From sneezes to beezes: A honey bee collects bright yellow pollen from a species of Ambrosia, commonly known as ragweed, in the Asteraceae (aster) family. Ragweed is better known as an irritant for allergy sufferers, but as it turns out, our bees have some use for it as well.

Photo by Steve Van Meter of Cocoa, Florida, with identification provided by Marc S. Frank, University of Florida Herbarium.