With the bee problem this year some of us have to resort to pollinating our crops by ourselves. It's very easy, just a little time consuming. For my squash I got a new painting brush - just a small one - and first got pollen from the male plant, then rubbed the brush on the female plant. If you don't know how to tell the difference in a female and male plant of a squash, here are some pictures.
Above is the male flower.
Here is the female flower. Notice the difference?
Here is an easy way to tell if the flower is female. It has a little bulb at the base of the flower.
Now that you know what to look for, happy pollinating:)