This video covers how to pollinate squash. The two most common reasons to hand-pollinate are:
1. To ensure the baby squash continues to grow so you can eat it. If a squash doesn’t get pollinated, it will shrivel and die–unless it is parthenocarpic which is another story. You will have to hand pollinate if you do not have pollinators (bees).
2. To control the pollination process for some reason. In my case, I want to preserve the genetics of this plant.
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Good way to increase production. Our bees do pretty good around here, but there have been a few years when they didn't.