My zucchini are rotting on the vine! After some research, I think the problem is flower end rot caused by lack of pollination. I certainly haven't seen any bees anywhere near my garden. So, I began going out to my garden each morning, locating the male flower, gathering some pollen on a small, soft paint brush, and pollinating the female plant myself in hopes we'll get some zucchini to mature. Today, I went outside to do my daily pollinating duties when I found a bee! We had an impromptu botany lesson today. It was all very exciting.
Here's the bee meandering around the male flower, gathering pollen.
After a while, he visited the female flower.
And here's a close up of the bee.
* If you click on the photos, it should bring up an enlarged version of the photo.