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., Cuyo Grande.
Methods of melissopalynology by International Commission for Bee Botany of IUBS.
Melissopalynology and foraging activity of stingless bees, Lepidoptera terminata(Hymenoptera: Apidae) from an apiary in Besut, Terengganu.
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 most traditional is melissopalynology, which consists of microscopic examination of pollen grains contained in a sample.