How Bees Pollinate
To understand how bees pollinate flowers, crops, and trees, you must first understand the process of pollination itself. If you haven’t done so already, check out the article: How Pollination Works.
In order to produce honey, bees must gather a sweet liquid, called nectar from flowers, trees, and crops. When a worker bee flies to a flower and sucks up the nectar with its long tongue, she accidently gets pollen on her legs, wings, and its hair body. The pollen is stored in the male part of the flower called “stamen”, and as the bee moves on to other flowers for nectar, it drops the pollen onto the “stigma” which is the female part of the flower, and pollination is underway.