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Western honey bees on zucchini blossoms

Apis mellifera

Description:

Several bees entered this zucchini plant blossom at the same time!

Habitat:

suburban house veggie garden.

Notes:

Squash and pumpkin blossoms are edible and taste mildly of raw squash. Prepare the blossoms by washing and trimming the stems and remove the stamens. Squash blossoms are usually taken off the male plant, which only provides pollen for the female.

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misako
Spotted by
misako

Sacramento, California, USA

Lat: 38.49, Long: -121.38

Spotted on Aug 1, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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