Plants have a complicated relationship with bees: They need the insects to spread their pollen, but—because pollen takes a lot of energy to make—flowers need to make sure each bee doesn’t take too much. Now, new research has shed light on how plants control how much pollen each bee extracts from them—taste, according to a study published today in the journal Biology Letters.
Sweet success: how bees choose which pollen to collect
Study shows that bees use the taste of pollen to tell
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