@Article{taiwania1996413197, AUTHOR = {Arti Garg}, TITLE = {Palynocontents of Bee-Collected Pollen Loads of Autumn Season in Bhimal, India.}, JOURNAL = {Taiwania}, VOLUME = {41}, YEAR = {1996}, ISSUE = {3}, PAGES = {197-207}, URL = {https://taiwania.ntu.edu.tw/abstract/349}, ABSTRACT = {Melittopalynological investigations of honey bee ( Apis cerana indica Fabr.) pollen loads for autumn season (September-October) from Bhimtal (near Nainital) in the Kumaon Himalaya, U.P., India were made. All the loads were unifloral representing 15 families and 18 taxa of both entomophilous and anemophilous angiosperms. The taxa belonging to the family Compositae were most dominant (34.7%) followed by Gramineae, Labiatae and Leguminosae (10% each). Besides, eleven minor sources of alternate bee flora have been highlighted in order to provide information on bee pasture to maintain continuous pollen/nectar or both pollen and nectar flow to the beehive for successful thriving of apiaries which is a prerequisite for lavish honey production.}, DOI = {10.6165/tai.1996.41.197} }