Bumblebees speed up flowering

bumble bee @Hannier Pulido

Bumblebees speed up flowering: If they find too little pollen, they pierce the leaves of non-flowering plants in order to force them to produce flowers more quickly.

When pollen is in short supply, bumblebees damage plant leaves in a way that accelerates flower production. This was discovered by an ETH Zurich research team led by professor Consuelo De Moraes and Mark Mescher.

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