Some Plants Entice Bees with Caffeine

Honey-bee-by-Charles-Sharp

Research led by University of Sussex suggest plants trick bees into repeatedly visiting their flowers by producing the caffeine in its nectar. The scientists believe the bees are fooled into thinking the nectar contains more sugar than it actually does. This compound encourages the bee to return to the flowers that give them their fix rather than the ones that do not contain the compound.

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