Pollen production is a critical part of the plant reproduction process. Pollen is produced in a male flower's stamen, and it is a powder of grains that produces the sperm seeds of plants. The stamen is the male organ of the flower and contains a small stalk called a filament. The pollen is often spread by the wind or by insects when they land on a flower--a process called pollination. Pollen will often stick to an insect such as a honey bee, which aids in transferring the pollen to a female flower's pistil.