Without bees, we wouldn't have pumpkins--Without pumpkins, would we even be able to celebrate Fall?! While our standard pumpkins, like the Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns and edible Pie Pumpkins, have been perfected by humans over hundreds of years, one thing has always remained the same: All pumpkin varieties need to be pollinated! In fact, there are two different genera of native squash bees who pollinate the pumpkin and squash flowers, the Peponapis and Xenoglossa. They're very hairy and slightly smaller than the honeybee, and only the female bees collect pollen. Read more about bees and pumpkins from Bee Culture to get ready for the season.