Authors : Buddhe Gajanan, Shinkhede Milind and Masram Suresh
Page Nos : 101-108
In the honey bee the oesophagus expand into a large thin walled sac, commonly called crop or honey stomach. The honey stomach is well developed in the worker and play vital role to hold the nectar and accumulate in this reservoir. Basically honey stomach is in the form of sac with distensible walls. Histologically wall of honey stomach shows high folds in its epithelium enormous expansion of the sac. Scanning electron micrograph show epithelial pleats suggests the role in nectar processing. Histology of midgut also supports as the holocrine mode of secretion.