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The Behavior of the Honey Bee in Pollen Collecting

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,833 Sterne; 6 Bewertungen)

The value of the honey bee in cross pollinating the flowers of fruit trees makes it desirable that exact information be available concerning the actions of the bee when gathering and manipulating the pollen. The results recorded in this manuscript are also of value as studies in the behavior of the bee and will prove interesting and valuable to the bee keeper. The work here recorded was done by Dr. Casteel during the summers of 1911 and 1912. (Summary from introduction of manuscript) (1 hr 25 min)


01 - Introduction & Structures Concerned in the Manipulation of Pollen


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02 - The Pollen Supply


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03 - General Statement of the Pollen-Collecting Process


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04 - Action of the Forelegs and Mouthparts


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05 - Action of the Middle Legs


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06 - Action of the Hind Legs


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07 - Additional Details of the Basket-Loading Process


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08 - Pollen Moistening


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09 - Storing Pollen in the Hive


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10 - Summary


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excellent reader

(5 Sterne)

This is an excellent reading that makes a rather dry book more interesting. It would help to see the diagrams and tables, but of course this is not possible.

the behavior of the honey bee in pollen collecting

(5 Sterne)

informative of bee parts in working