Plants Use Caffeine-Laced Nectar to Trick Honeybees into Pollination

According to a new paper in the journal Current Biology, honeybees may select caffeinated nectar over an uncaffeinated but otherwise equal-quality alternative. As a result, plants may be lacing their nectar with caffeine as a way to pass off sub-standard forage. “The effect of caffeine is akin to drugging, where the honeybees are tricked into [...] —> Read More