Pollination review:Pollen is the male part of flower.
|Honeybees in a pumpkin blossom (see the pollen?)|
When honeybees take pollen from one flower to another, some of that pollen falls off, into the flower.
This makes a seed.
Fruits, vegetables, and nuts usually grow around the seed (like pumpkins!)
So, as you are carving your pumpkin, scooping out all the seeds, or roasting pumpkin seeds for a quick snack, or eating pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, think about the work of the honeybees!
"Bee in the Know": Honeybees pollinate pumpkins and many other vine crops, including cucumbers, watermelons, and cantaloupes!
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