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    Can you explain in detail how the following would interact with each other in an ecosystem in terms of births, deaths, weight gain, etc.: flowers, honey bees, Winnie the Pooh? I'm told that the answer is more complex than it appears.

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    Flowers are are a way for certain plants (since the days of the dinosaurs) of enhancing their chances of multiplying - in other words in a way they are a sex instrument as well as a sex sign - with the aid of insects (later also in some cases with the aid of birds). This they do by producing sugar rich secretions (that honey bees turn into honey) thereby offering these animal helpers food in return of their services. In exchange these animals transport pollen (the male sex cells of plants) from the plants male sex organs to the corresponding ...

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