Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 13, 2013

Bumblebees Respond To Flowers’ Electric Fields

Pollinators use colors, patterns and fragrances to find flowers and BBC Nature reports scientists find that Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can detect flowers’ electric fields. Bees are able to distinguish between different flowers through awareness of their electrical fields. Adding detection of electrical field with visual and olfactory cues increases Bumblebees’ food rewards and results in improved flowers pollination and reproductive opportunities.

Learn more at: BBC Nature – Bumblebees sense flowers’ electric fields.


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