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How does bees spread pollen?

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A bee has concave depressions on the tibia of her hind pair of legs surrounded by hairs. These are called corbiculae or 'pollen baskets'. When pollen gets on to the bee's body she brushes it back using her fore legs into the corbucilae.

You can often see this when a bee is in flight or standing on a flower. Look for a yellow 'lump' on the back legs.

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Bees spread pollen by drinking out of the plant and collecting stuff for the hive. So when they collect the stuff they get pollen all over them!So then they move onto the next flower,next,next flower,and next! so they spread pollen on all of them! hope that helped lol

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Pollen baskets describes the way that honey bees carry pollen to the hive. The beneficial insects in question (Apis spp) have baskets, called corbicula, that blend hairs into concave shapes on hind legs. They also may transport pollen that sticks incidentally to their bodies.

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it gets it stuck to its legs or back and as it arrives at the next flower it gives the flower the other flowers pollen

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Bees get pollen from flowers. When they suck up the nectar with their proboscis, pollen gets attached to the bees' hairy legs. Then, when the bee goes to the next flower, they pollinate it.

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They have a special area on the back of their rear legs specifically to allow them to carry pollen.

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It gets it stuck to its legs and it brings it to the female reproductive part of another flower

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