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Dataset: Molecular identification of honey bee collected pollen in the Northern Great Plains, 2015-2016

January 16, 2020

In this study USGS scientists collected pollen samples from honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies distributed across North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, in 2015 and 2016. Sequencing of nuclear ribosomal loci was used to to determine the number and abundance of flowering plant taxa. The data contain counts of Operational Taxonomic Unit (OTU) reads of honey bee collected pollen from apiary locations throughout the growing season.