Bees Totally Addicted to Caffeine and Nicotine

Think you’re the only one that can’t wait to kick the day off with a fresh cup of coffee and a cigarette?  Think again: a recent study at University of Haifa shows bees like to get their buzz on with caffeine and nicotine – in fact, they’re little junkies.

The study showed bees had a definite preference for flowers growing on  tobacco trees (which contain nicotine) and citrus flowers (which contain caffeine).  The bees took an even greater liking to flowers that had artificially heightened nicotine and caffeine levels.

Scientists believe that these plants have likely developed the substances to give them a decided edge when it comes to pollination.