Absence of 10-Hydroxy-2-Decenoic Acid (10-HDA) in Bee-Collected Pollen

  • Hans C. M. Verhoef
  • Folkert A. Hoekstra


Much attention has been paid to the survival of bee-collected pollen in pellets as well as those sticking to body hairs. This interest stems from plant breeders concern to prevent contamination when using bees for pollination purposes in isolation cages on the one hand and, on the other hand, one would like to use bee-collected pollen to improve seed set and fruit growth in orchards.


Royal Jelly Prunus Dulcis Decenoic Acid Pollen Pellet Apple Pollen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans C. M. Verhoef
  • Folkert A. Hoekstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Plant Physiol, AUWageningenHolland

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