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Unformatted text preview: extensively. Bees communicate to other bees locations of good flowers by specialized dances (studied by animal behaviorists). Bees have body hairs and leg (and other) appendages specialized for collecting pollen and nectar, which is taken back to the hive to feed larvae. Most bees must land on the flower to obtain nectar and pollen. It is common for flowers to have designs that guide the bee to the appropriate location and platforms for the bee to land on . These flower patterns are called honey guides and landing platforms. Moreover, some patterns are not visible to humans but are visible in UV light, which many insects can see. Bees do not see red, however, so red flowers are rarely pollinated by bees. Blue and yellow flowers are the most common bee flower colors...
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