Pollinators Needed

Helping Flowers Grow

What is Pollination?

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the anthers of one flower to the stigmas of the same or another flower. Movement of pollen between flowers on separate plants is called cross-pollination.

How Does Pollination Occur?

Many plants like corn, wheat, and rice are pollinated by the wind. However, more than 70% of plant species depend on insects, birds, bats, and other animals to transport the pollen for them. Honeybees pollinate 80% of our flowering crops which makes up 1/3 of everything we eat.

Flower Pollination

Are Pollinators Important?

The transfer of pollen is vital for reproduction in most types of plants. Since most species of flowers cannot self-pollinate they must rely on pollinators to carry pollen from flower to flower for successful reproduction and seed production. It is estimated that honeybees annually pollinate $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the U.S.
The beauty of pollination