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Abstract

Pollen analysis of honeys from Kondevaram apiaries of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.

Abstract

Pollen analyses of 4 honeys harvested from Apis cerana colonies in winter, showed that 3 were unifloral honeys from Sapindus emarginatus (71-84% of total pollen); the fourth contained 35% S. emarginatus pollen. Five summer samples that were analysed were all unifloral honeys: 3 from Cocos nucifera (48-58% of total pollen), and 2 from Borassus flabellifer (63%, 77%). Apart from these reliable nectar sources, other useful species in this area are Syzygium cumini, Phoenix sylvestris, Prosopis juliflora, Guazuma ulmifolia and Sesbania sp.