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Posted by duddy   June 11, 2014   4936 views

Researchers discover that bees and flowers communicate using electric fields.

"It turns out flowers have a slight negative charge relative to the air around them. Bumblebees have a charge, too.

The plant's electric field is changed by the proximity of that positively charged bee. And once the bee leaves, the field stays changed for 100 seconds or so. That's long enough for the altered field to serve as a warning for the next bee that buzzes by. She won't stop to investigate a flower that's already been visited."

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