Bzzz! Bees get a caffeine buzz too
April 11, 2013 · by a0072092 · in Uncategorized
Many of us need our daily cup of coffee to get ourselves awake, and some of us are even addicted to the caffeine and can’t go without it. A new study has revealed that bees may similarly like caffeine to,…
Starbucks for bees?
April 11, 2013 · by a0085988 · in Uncategorized
Did you know, humans are not the only species in the animal kingdom that enjoy consuming caffeine! Recent studies have shown that when honeybees (Apis mellifera) consume small quantities of caffeine in nectar, their memory capabilities are increased. Fig. 1: The…
Surprisingly smart bees logically distinguish the best flowers!
April 7, 2013 · by a0097122 · in Uncategorized
It might sound a little far-fetched but bumblebees (any member of the genus Bombus) and Pavlov’s dogs do actually have something in common! Both have exceptional in abilities allowing them to associate two things that they have never seen before. “A foraging…