I LOVE to repeat other people's experiments, and though not in the least doubting the accuracy of recorded observations in relation to bees, clover blossoms, and fertilisation, some years ago I covered patches with wire netting, to exclude the bees, for all, every flower I believe, perfected its seeds. I hope I have earned a reputation for accuracy in my statements of facts, and that it is not necessary for me to call witnesses. I will say here, however, that about that time I was visited by Dr. Sterry Hunt, ex-President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and together we uncovered one patch, and examined a few mature heads, with the result as above stated.
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MEEHAN, T. VARYING EXPERIENCES . Nature 18, 334 (1878). https://doi.org/10.1038/018334a0