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Posts tagged nectar

September 12, 2013

 

A bee lands on a bright red and yellow flower

The Ultraviolet Coloring Of Flowers

The coloring of certain flowers can have motivational effects on bees and caterpillars. Find out how on this Moment of Science.

October 15, 2012

 

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid: Pollination By Deception

The calypso orchid is one of the most eye catching little flowers you'll see on forest floors across the Northern United States, Canada, and Europe.

August 9, 2012

 

bee being born in bee hive

Bees Have Different Jobs According To Their Age

A team of scientists wondering if some bees might be natural risk takers decided to put that question to the test.

April 5, 2011

 

ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery Of The Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

November 30, 2006

 

a bumble bee drinking nectar from a dark purple flower

Mmm…Hot Nectar

Find out the science behind what makes warm drinks so yummy and appealing.

March 24, 2005

 

A Honeybee and Dinosaurs

What does a tropical honeybee have to do with evaluating the merit of a theory as to how dinosaurs became extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

Carnivorous Bees

Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?

March 16, 2004

 

How Insects Drink

Learn how insects drink on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2003

 

Nature’s Helicopters

Learn about one of nature's coolest animals of all time on this Moment of Science: "Nature's Helicopter".

October 22, 2003

 

Shopping and Hummingbirds

It turns out that hummingbirds make shopping decisions as irrational as those of many humans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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