Friday, October 23, 2015

WATCH: Caffeinated Forage Tricks Honeybees into Increasing Foraging and Recruitment Behaviors

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An agent-based model also demonstrates how caffeine-enhanced foraging may reduce honey storage. Overall, caffeine causes bees to overestimate forage quality, tempting the colony into sub-optimal foraging strategies, which makes the relationship between pollinator and plant less mutualistic and more exploitative.

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