Bombus terrestris on a strawberry flower

NRI's Dr Sarah Arnold was interviewed by a number of media outlets following publication of the article entitled ‘Bumble bees show an induced preference for flowers when primed with caffeinated nectar and a target floral odour’, in Current Biology.

This new study reveals that giving bumblebees a blend of caffeine, sugar and flower aromas whilst still in their nest, before they go foraging, can help them target specific flowers and pollinate them more effectively. Read more here.

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