The Behavior of the Honey Bee in Pollen Collecting

Read by Roger Melin

(4.9 stars; 7 reviews)

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 8:52 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Pollen Supply 3:08 Read by Roger Melin
03 - General Statement of the Pollen-Collecting Process 5:51 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Action of the Forelegs and Mouthparts 3:05 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Action of the Middle Legs 5:26 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Action of the Hind Legs 8:18 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Additional Details of the Basket-Loading Process 10:39 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Pollen Moistening 28:22 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Storing Pollen in the Hive 6:49 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Summary 4:52 Read by Roger Melin


excellent reader

(5 stars)

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.

Perfectly read

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable to listen to Roger Melin reading this book. Roger makes this book very easy to listen to.

the behavior of the honey bee in pollen collecting

(5 stars)

informative of bee parts in working