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Bee Pollen Through the Microscope

Bee Pollen

These are three different pollen types in the pollen packets of the third row collected near Palleau, France. The pollen at lower right is dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The pollen in the center is apple (Malus domestica). This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots / ORDER: FAMILY: TRIBE: GENUS: SPECIES:

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Kapp, Ronald O., HOW TO KNOW POLLEN AND SPORES, Wm. C. Brown Company, 1969.

Moore, P.D., J. A. Webb, and M. E. Collinson, POLLEN ANALYSIS, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1991