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soybean pollen grains under microscope view - large, red against gray background

To analyze the role that soybean blossoms play in honey production, researchers at Ohio State University analyzed pollen in honey samples from apiaries near Ohio soybean fields on a microscopic and molecular level and paired those results with observations of honey bees’ waggle dances. Shown here are magenta-stained soybean pollen grains found in honey samples. (Photos courtesy of Chia-Hua Lin, Ph.D.)

<caption>A honey bee (Apis mellifera) approaches a soybean blossom. (Photo by John Ballas)

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