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Caffeine Can Help Bumble Bees Find Flowers

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I didnt know some flowers contain caffeine and it attracts bees

I wonder if they are attracted to a cup of nescafe ?

https://www.earth.com/news/caffeine-helps-bumble-bees-find-flowers/

telmel
a month ago
What do you think of this?
gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

We put used coffee grinds around the base of our azaleas and they seem to thrive on them!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

gerrykelly25 I have considered putting the coffee left over after coffee machine on mine

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

Imnotcheap I was sceptical but the azaleas do seem to like them! It’s worth trying.

The plants that like coffee grounds include roses, blueberries, azaleas, carrots, radishes, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, cabbage, lilies, and hollies. These are all acid-loving plants that grow best in acidic soil. You'll want to avoid using coffee grounds on plants like tomatoes, clovers, and alfalfa.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

gerrykelly25 im growing chillies apples thyme rosemary and strawberries what about them?

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

Imnotcheap I believe they are beneficial for strawberries, apple trees and chillies. They are not good for herbs.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thanks G, i remember now reading about coffee beans being something to help plants grow

But i have never heard of flowers giving off the aroma to attract bees until now

We never stop learning

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

They drink coffee then they do their lovely little waggle dance.I love bees but then my name is melissa Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

They seem to be congregating a lot more in starbucks lately 😊 Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago
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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

MelissaLee1963 I bet thats got a kick to it M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Beehive yourself 😊

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

I need a smackerel Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Lollocks - Robert Graves

By sloth on sorrow fathered,

These dusty-featured Lollocks

Have their nativity in all disordered

Backs of cupboard drawers.

They play hide and seek

Among collars and novels

And empty medicine bottles,

And letters from abroad

That never will be answered.

Every sultry night

They plague little children,

Gurgling from the cistern,

Humming from the air,

Skewing up the bed-clothes,

Twitching the blind.

When the imbecile agèd

Are over-long in dying

And the nurse drowses,

Lollocks come skipping

Up the tattered stairs

And are nasty together

In the bed's shadow.

The signs of their presence

Are boils on the neck,

Dreams of vexation suddenly recalled

In the middle of the morning,

Languor after food.

Men cannot see them,

Men cannot hear them,

Do not believe in them —

But suffer the more

Both in neck and in belly.

Women can see them —

O those naughty wives

Who sit by the fireside

Munching bread and honey,

Watching them in mischief

From corners of their eyes,

Slily allowing them to lick

Honey-sticky fingers.

Sovereign against Lollocks

Are hard broom and soft broom,

To well comb the hair,

To well brush the shoe,

And to pay every debt

As it falls due.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank goodness thats an L and not a B , M, There might have been a slip of the pen talking about Bees 😃

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Indeed my liege.Bees and Lees are cap in hand lol.

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CharliByng
CharliBynga month ago

Well with all the flying they do surly bees need that caffeine kick like we do, think of the energy they burn off!

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

True C, true

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

One busy bee in a lifetime = One tablespoon of Honey. That's how industrious these little guys are.

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