This form allows a simulation of pollination biology. You are faced with the challenge of optimizing flowers for maximum visits by honeybees. Your worksheet will lead you along a pathway of answering questions methodically to arrive at the optimal flower design. Your dataset is a place to record the results.

On this screen are five flowers. You can change their characteristics by clicking on the buttons beneath each one. Then you click on the bee to send it visiting the flowers. The number of visits reported to you will depend on the flower characteristics you set and the temperature. The temperature is set by clicking on the thermometer at the left.



Flower 1
Color:
Odor:
Nectar:
Pollen:

Flower 2
Color:
Odor:
Nectar:
Pollen:

Flower 3
Color:
Odor:
Nectar:
Pollen:

Flower 4
Color:
Odor:
Nectar:
Pollen:

Flower 5
Color:
Odor:
Nectar:
Pollen:

 

This page © Ross E. Koning 1994.

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Koning, Ross E. 1994. Bee HyperAttractive. Plant Physiology Information Website. http://plantphys.info/plants_human/bee.html (your visit date).

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