The other day in the garden I noticed large and small bumblebees, even wasps, landing on the flowers. I also saw they were crawling up to the bottom of the flower and not at the end where the nectar is. Again and again I saw each one doing the same thing.
I thought they must be cutting into the end of the flower and getting the nectar from there. I wasn't sure, but I knew they were too large and their mouth parts weren't long enough to reach inside the flowers for nectar.
I did a search to find out if my premise was correct. Guess what, there is such an activity in nature. Certain bumblebees, wasps, fruit bats, even a species of squirrel actually do cut into the flower to rob the nectar. It's called nectar robbing. Click the link to read more about nectar robbing.
Keep on eye on nature, you never know what you might learn. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished - Lao Tzu