Bees enjoy coffee too!
April showers bring May flowers……and bugs. Bees make their appearance every spring, and every year the sight of this bug sends me into a tizzy.
Last weekend I had the chance to sit on my back deck and enjoy the warm spring weather. However, my relaxing time was interrupted by an uninvited guest, a honey bee. This little bee kept buzzing around me and landing in my hair, in my cup, just about everywhere! (I screamed like a little girl flailing my arms and running for the house.) Even though my annoyance (and fright) for this little bee persisted throughout the afternoon, I remembered an article I recently read in National Geographic and realized we may have something in common. We both enjoy coffee and the boost of energy we receive from it!
That’s right; it looks like humans aren’t the only ones getting a buzz on coffee. A recent study suggests that caffeine from the flower of coffee plants actually helps increase honeybees memory. To read more about this study check out this article.
Lesson learned: the next time I become annoyed by a little bee, I’ll remember our common bond!