A honey bee searching for nectar on the flamingo celosia (celosia spicata). This species of celosia was grown from seed and started indoors. It does well in a large container, growing to over four feet tall and attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators. The taller the plant gets, the more prone to the container tipping over.

Pollen is the fine powder produced from the male part (stamen) of the flower that fertilizes the female part (pistal) of the flower.

Nectar is the sweet substance produced by certain plants that is consumed by bees and other pollinators as a source of food. Honey bees collect nectar and convert it to honey.

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If you plant it – they will come!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insect
Order: Bees, Wasps, Ants and Sawflies (Hymenoptera)
Family: Bees (Apidae)

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