Biomechanics of pollen pellet removal by the honey bee

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According to a new Georgia Tech study, honeybees have developed a way to convert pollen particles into viscoelastic pellets, allowing them to be efficiently, quickly, and reliably transported to the hive. The study also suggests that insects remove pollen from their bodies at a rate 2-10 times slower than normal grooming rates. College of Sciences researchers who worked on the study include David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences; Peter Yunker, assistant professor, and Gabi Steinbach, postdoctoral researcher, both in the School of Physics. (The study was also reported at

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics, David Hu, Peter Yunker, Gabi Steinbach, honey bees, pollen, pollen pellets
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  • Created On: Oct 8, 2021 - 11:49am
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