Melissopalynology (or melittopalynology) is one of the applied branches of palynology which deals with the study of pollen in honey. The term 'melittopalynology' is derived from the Greek words Melitta and Melissa (the attic form) meaning " A bee" as well as honey (in Homer). The Latin word Mel (mellis) also means honey. The International Commission for Bee Research prefers the term 'melissopalynology' which was also used by Rex Sawyer-world authority, involving the study of pollen in honey, conventionally the majority of palynologists have been using the term 'melittopalynology'.
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