The earliest pollen source starts in our trees. The Silver Maple is one of the first to produce tree pollen which means food for our bees. Pollen equals food source which grows the bee colonies.
This also marks the beginning of allergy season. According to National Jewish, 35 million Americans are allergic to pollen and mold. Researches say global warming is causing our plants to grow larger and pollen to start earlier.
Each morning a slide is collected by a technician to determine the pollen grain count. This helps physicians and researchers keep track of current and yearly trends.