Deep Look

Carpenter Bees Stab Flowers to Steal Their Nectar

Season 9 Episode 10 | 4m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

With their short tongues, Valley carpenter bees can’t easily drink the nectar from tubular flowers. So they use powerful mandibles to slice into the blooms and steal it. It’s called nectar robbing, since the plants don’t get the benefit of being pollinated by these enormous bees.

Aired: 07/20/22

Rating: NR

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