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Melissopalynology

Bee Flora, Pollen and Honey

  • 1st Edition - November 1, 2024
  • Authors: Mushtaq Ahmad, Nabila, Shah Fahad, Andrea Pieroni, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Salman Majeed
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 2 4 1 8 - 8
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 2 4 1 9 - 5

Melissopalynology: Bee Flora, Pollen and Honey presents a comprehensive guide to the floral biology of honeybee plants. Critical for developing optimal management techniques for ho… Read more

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Melissopalynology: Bee Flora, Pollen and Honey presents a comprehensive guide to the floral biology of honeybee plants. Critical for developing optimal management techniques for honeybee habitats as well as for the growth and sustainability of the honey economy, this book is the key resource to addressing the problem of predicting resource availability, enables successful apiarist planning for effective hive placements and capacity, and provides crucial baseline data to direct habitat and biodiversity management.

Honey has become a highly in-demand product for consumers worldwide due to its taste and rich nutritional and medicinal value. However, it remains challenging to identify honey’s origin as well as to determine its authenticity. This book summarizes the current state of research and advances in discriminating honey by using its characteristic markers. Studies that illustrate melissopalynology, phytochemical substances, and biomacromolecular matters to identify the origins of honey are included, thus making the book a valuable reference for future work regardless of region.

This book presents globally representative updates about the characteristics, composition, health properties, contamination, authenticity, and adulteration of honey from around the world. More than 100 bee flora and pollen field notes and photographic atlas sections examine species found in multiple regions throughout the world making it an invaluable reference.