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What is Pollen?

  1. The male reproductive cell bodies produced by anthers of flowers. It is collected and used by honey bees as their source of protein.
  2. fine, usually powdery, substance produced by anthers of flowers and collected by bees and stored in the comb as bee bread. It is the protein food of bees.
  3. The powdery substance produced by the male segment of a flower.
  4. The powdery substance that is the male reproductive cell of flowers. (Bees collect pollen as a protein food source.)


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