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When it comes to Cucurbita spp., squash and honey bees are the most important pollinators. However, squash bees synchronize their foraging activity with the bloom of their host plants - Cucurbita spp. bloom near dawn and close by late morning; likewise, squash bees emerge just before dawn and forage quickly, ceasing by late morning. When squash bees are abundant they thoroughly pollinate all available flowers, making subsequent visits by honey bees superfluous.