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Honeybees flying among flowers during Spring and Summer is something we all expect. What the bees are actually up to is an important process which includes the pollination of flowering crops such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables assisting in the continuation of their life cycle.

Various plants do not need outside help for pollination due to their self pollination processes, and then there are many plants that need cross-pollination which would involve pollination from birds, insects and the wind. When the honey bee dives into the flower to grasp the nectar they then become covered in dry pollen. Pollen is also collected by the bees in baskets. As they move from plant to plant they carry the pollen with them helping to pollinate various other plants.