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Bees Learn the Electric Buzz of Flowers

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- 1911 days ago -
Slight electric fields that form around flowers lure bees and other pollinators much as floral colors and fragrances do. Plants act like lightning rods, and conduct electricity to the ground. Logged by Sunstroke author David Kagan in Doomwatch Legacy.

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Teresa W (782)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:51 am

Pogle S (88)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:20 am
Very interesting research, thanks for the info Dan.

Phillip Wood (210)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:02 am
The research participants were bumblebees, not the honeybees pictured. It's amazing that something new has happened in the area. Most biologists tell me that there's almost nothing left to do with the bee when I ask them.

S S (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:52 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:36 pm
Interesting. Thanks

Natalie V (27)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:50 pm

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:07 pm
That is so cool.

David C (131)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:02 pm
cool...thanks....I like all bees although not a fan of wasps or hornets really.

Julie F (68)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:50 pm

James Merit (144)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:16 pm
Amazing, thank you!

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:22 am
You learn something everyday!

Helen Porter (39)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:23 am
All is energy, alive and aware and omnipresent.

Tanya W (65)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:33 am
Always knew bees were amazing!!!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:30 am
Noted, thanks.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:02 am
Fantastic. Nature is wonderful.

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:58 am
Love Bees and Lady Birds, they kept my garden alife. However, neighbours a spraying poison like there is no tomorrow, Bees are dead, LadyBirds are dead, I have given up on my vegy patch. Aphids have taken over and the Supermarkets are happy, we have to buy their poison shit, and they import from Asia, cheap and nasty!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:59 am
Awesome, bees rock!
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