Pollination is all the buzz!

Bumble bees, as well as some other solitary species of bees, use rapid vibration to remove pollen from deep seated flowers.  This is referred to as buzz pollination, and is responsible for pollinating blueberries, cranberries, potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes!  The bee vibrates the flower and catches the pollen as it falls from the inside of the bloom.  As the pollen falls, the flower is fertilized! This technique makes these bees the best at pollinating tubular flower structures!

Disney Nature’s, “Wings of Life” provides a very brief showing of this in the preview below.  This is a fantastic movie; beautiful footage and a great message. I recommend this for family movie night, or movie night for anyone! Enjoy!