melissopalynology


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melissopalynology

[mə‚lis·ə‚pal·ə′näl·ə·jē]
(paleobotany)
A branch of palynology that deals with the analysis of bee pollen loads (pollen collected from flowers and then carried back to the hive on the bee's hindlegs) and the pollen component within honeys.
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Key words: Melissopalynology, bee-plants, pollen types, Apis mellifera L.
Methods of melissopalynology by International Commission for Bee Botany of IUBS.
Melissopalynology in Brazil: a review of pollen analysis of honeys, propolis and pollen loads of bees.
Two novel ways to test for the authenticity of marketed origin in honey include melissopalynology, the study of pollen contained in the substance, and NMR spectroscopy.
The type of honey was determined in all samples by means of melissopalynology [13].
Because bees create an electrostatic charge and can attract other charged particles, the same techniques of melissopalynology can be used in environmental studies of radioactive particles, dust, or particulate pollution.
Louveaux J, Maurizio A et G Vorwohl Methods of Melissopalynology.