Learning about UK Pollinators

1. Why Pollinators are Important


Simply put, pollination is moving pollen from the male part of the flower (the Stamen) to the female part (the Pistil). When pollen is moved to the pistil of the same flower or another flower in the same plant, the process is called self-pollination. Only a few plants can self-pollinate without help from wind or insect pollinators, notably soyabean.  

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A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower.  This helps to bring about fertilization of the ovules in the flower by the pollen grains.

See the video to learn more:

Bees' Needs - National Pollinator Strategy Film from Close-Up Research & Film on Vimeo.