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Caffeine may help bumblebees pollinate more effectively, study shows

28.07.2021
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Experiment using caffeine concoction on bees' nests may help farmers ensure crops are pollinatedThe caffeine in the morning coffee that primes many humans for the day appears to inject bumblebees with a similar dose of purpose, helping them pollinate more effectively, a study has found.The impact of the climate crisis, habitat loss and pesticide use has strained wild pollinator populations, including bees, moths, wasps, butterflies, beetles and birds. As a result, some fruit growers have resorted to relying on "managed pollinators" such as commercial bumblebee colonies to pollinate their crops. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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