Image of the Week #81, February 26th, 2013: From: Bees under the Microscope by Charles Crookenden at the Guest Blog. Source: Gretchen D. Jones, Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Area-wide Pest Management Research Unit. Melissopalynology is the study of pollen in honey, which is important for correct honey labeling, forensic analysis, and archaeology. And with the current plight of the honey bee, it's increasingly important to research bees' pollen-collecting habits. And not only is pollen analysis important, it is absolutely stunning!
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