Not all bees collecting nectar from flowers enter through the flower. Some rob the nectar from the flower, and in the process, avoid contacting the reproductive parts. Master Melittologist Carol Yamada demonstrates this behavior.

Was this page helpful?

Related Content from OSU Extension

Have a question? Ask Extension!

Ask Extension is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.