Cotton-Flower Visitation and Pollen Distribution by Honey Bees

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Science  09 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3341, pp. 97-98
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3341.97


A rapid method of estimating the pollinating efficiency of honey bees in cotton is described. A prevailing average of 10 honey bees in each 100 flowers was found to be sufficient to cause practically all the stigmas to become coated with pollen.