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What is Nectar?

  1. A sweet and often fragrant liquid secreted by the nectaries of plants for attracting animals. Nectar is the raw product of honey.
  2. A food source high in carbohydrates, which occurs naturally in the nectarines of a flower.
  3. A sugary liquid produced by the nectaries of flowers and also extra-floral nectaries that occur outside of flowers in some plants. It is collected by bees, processed and stored in the comb as honey. It is the carbohydrate food of bees.
  4. The sweet, watery liquid secreted by plants (Bees collect nectar and make it into honey.) neonicotinoids. A class of insecticides that act on the central nervous system of insects.


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