Melissopalynology is the study of the pollen bees collect to make honey. (“Melissa” is the ancient Greek word for “bee”; palynology, the study of pollen and spores, comes from the ancient Greek word for “scatter.”) In use since the 1890s to determine a honey’s composition and place of origin, today this super-specific science helps to trap honey counterfeiters — and there are many — who adulterate their products with cheap sweeteners or try to pass off blended honey as coming from a more desirable single source.
The hollow cells in a honeycomb have what geometric shape?
Previous answer: Dalmatians are the “fire dogs” that traditionally accompanied horse-drawn fire wagons.
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