Garden_nut wrote:I hand pollinated mine at the start with a q-tip. Twist to a point and Stick it in the male blossom (the one without the baby cucumber) and then stick it in the female one (with the baby cucumber) and they will grow. Depending on how long they've been blooming it may take a bit for the bees and other insects to find the flowers.
I've done the same in the past and have gotten good results. Whether my efforts were the reason for the success, I don't know, but it wasn't hard to make the effort.
I didn't do much hand-pollination this year, and by the time I started paying attention to my cucumbers, I noticed that there were a good number of various bees/wasps who were attracted to the flowers. I've seen a lot more honeybees this year than I have in the past couple!