Honey Bees can't resist caffeine, and some plants are even making their nectar more caffeinated to attract them. This dynamic could have serious impacts on pollination and honey production, researchers say.
Imagine this: You're enjoying your midday meal when you have a startling epiphany. Suddenly you just know what it is you're meant to do in life. What's more, your body starts to change to fill that role! It's not something that happens everyday for us humans, but for bees, it's a regular part of life.
An Australian father-son pair recently put their minds together to birth an invention that may very well change how beekeeping is done forever. Called the Flow Hive, this revolutionary beehive puts fresh honey literally on tap, reducing labor for beekeepers, and - most importantly - stress for the world's most important pollinators.
With pesticides, parasites and climate change to worry about, bees across the country are in decline and often sick, which is why hives have bee "doctors" that can nurse their ill brethren back to health with some medicinal honey.
Gut bacteria found in honeybees may be an incredible alternative to antibiotics currently on the market, giving the world more of a fighting chance against a growing number of antibiotic-resistant illnesses.