Bees are just as addicted to caffeine as you are.
Some of us can’t start our day unless we’ve sucked down a steaming cup of joe or a couple of cans of soda to get that delicious, daily fix of caffeine. Heck, some of us are so addicted to the stuff, we’d hook up to an IV latte drip to get it injected directly into our bloodstreams every morning if we could.
But humans may not be the only species on Earth that have to bear with the burden of a crippling caffeine addiction. Researchers from the University of Sussex in England and the University of Bern in Switzerland discovered that bees love the stuff and that flowers may be using that addiction to their advantage.