The Behavior of the Honey Bee in Pollen Collecting

D. B. CASTEEL (1877 - 1958)

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)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Animals, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Introduction & Structures Concerned in the Manipulation of Pollen Roger Melin
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Play 02 02 - The Pollen Supply Roger Melin
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Play 03 03 - General Statement of the Pollen-Collecting Process Roger Melin
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Play 04 04 - Action of the Forelegs and Mouthparts Roger Melin
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Play 05 05 - Action of the Middle Legs Roger Melin
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Play 06 06 - Action of the Hind Legs Roger Melin
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Play 07 07 - Additional Details of the Basket-Loading Process Roger Melin
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Play 08 08 - Pollen Moistening Roger Melin
00:28:22
Play 09 09 - Storing Pollen in the Hive Roger Melin
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Play 10 10 - Summary Roger Melin
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