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Have you ever seen nectar robbing? This bumblebee is getting the nectar by biting a hole into the top of the flower and not using the ‘normal’ entrance to get this. If you look at this photo, you’ll see other holes that other bees or insects have chewed to do the same thing. Sadly for plants, it means it doesn’t get pollinated but it’s a very effective way for bees to get nectar without being evolutionarily adapted to the plant.

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