How Does Pollination Take Place?

Pollination takes place when bees or other pollinators pick up the pollen from a flower's stamen and transfer it to another flower's stigma as they move from flower to flower. Pollination is not an intentional process, but it is key to the reproduction process of plants and is a crucial part of the ecosystem.

Bees are one of the most important and common pollinators, but other insects, such as moths and butterflies, and also help pollination occur. Pollination can also occur with just the wind if it is strong enough to blow the pollen from one flower to another, but this is less common.