Electric Flowers, Hairy Honeybees

When watching bees buzz and bumble around a flowerbed, I’ve often wondered why they pass up some flowers while going straight for the nectar of others. It seems random. I think to myself, “they don’t get close enough to the middle of the flower to know if there is any nectar remaining, do they?” The following study might explain it:

Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, researchers discover