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pollen tubes

We know that pollen is part of the staple diet for Honey bees. What of the pollen that fertilises the plant?
Once the pollen grains have been deposited onto the plant it then produces a 'pollen tube', which allows fertilisation from the 'male' gamet onto the ovary of the plant.



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How would honey bees get at

How would honey bees get at them? They are in the style of the flower.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)