Honeybee Pollination

The plant pollination process describes the vital method of sexual reproduction in plants. It enables a plant to bear fruit and seeds, many of which are not only eaten by humans, but also by other living species from birds to mammals. Birds and mammals may then distribute those seeds to new geographical locations through their droppings.

The pollination process involves the transfer of pollen from the male part of a plant (in flowers, this is the ‘stamen’) to the female part of the plant (the 'carpel'). The pollen contains male sperm (gametes), and the carpel is where the female gametes are contained.