Harvesting Rambutans

Red, tentacled rambutans are a huge part of Australia’s agricultural industry.

Rambutan’s fragrant flowers are attractive to honey bees, flies and ants. Several types of bees forage on rambutan flowers and are able to produce large quantities of honey. Bees foraging for nectar routinely contact the stigma of male flowers and gather significant quantities of the sticky pollen from male blossoms.
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