Scientists have today shown that caffeine improves a honeybee's memory and could help the plant recruit more bees to spread its pollen.
A new University of Stirling study has uncovered the secrets of 'pollen thief' bees - which take pollen from flowers but fail to act as effective pollinators - and the threat they pose to certain plant species.
Call them "The Buzzing Dead."
A study published this week in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters finds that bees are able to learn which flowers to collect nectar and pollen from based on the colour of the blooms.
Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.