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honey bee basitarsi on blueberry stigma

honey bee basitarsi on blueberry stigma

A honey bee (Apis mellifera) forages on blueberry flowers. While the bee forages on one flower in a cluster, the rear leg of the bee is contacting the stigma of a different flower in the cluster, illustrating a behavior that permits honey bees to successfully serve as pollinators of highbush blueberry crops. (Photo credit: George Hoffman, Ph.D.).

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