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13. While gathering the nectar, the bees move the pollen from one tree to the blossoms of another tree where they rub it on another structure in the center of the flower, the stigmas on the very tip of a long styles that are attached to an ovary far below the attachment point of the petals. The movement of this pollen is called "pollination" and without it the fruit and the seeds would not develop on the apple tree. After shedding their pollen, the anthers darken and begin to shrivel up while the petals begin to wilt. If we look closely, we can see the stigma, the pronged structure in the center of the blossom where the pollen was deposited.