Flower Power: Bee Buzzes Into Sticky Situation

Image: Pollen sticks to a bee
Pollen sticks to a bee as it gathers nectar from a dandelion on a spring afternoon Friday, May 2, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Matt Rourke / AP

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Pollen sticks to a bee as it gathers nectar from a dandelion on a spring Friday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Insects involuntarily transporting pollen from flower to flower play an important role in many plants' reproductive cycles.