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Pollinators Save Pumpkin Pie

When Thanksgiving rolls around, and you’re enjoying that extra slice of pumpkin pie, give thanks for bees. In particular, the male Peponapis pruinosa, or squash bee, which flits from blossom to blossom searching for a mate. Entomologist James Cane, with the Agricultural Research Service, and his team are discovering more about America’s native bees that pollinate pumpkins, ...

Marcia Wood | Jan 30, 2009

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