Floral Smells Stop Stinging Bees

bee picAppetizing scents can override alarm signals in honeybees.

As an amateur beekeeper, I’m resigned to getting more than my fair share of painful stings when harvesting honey, or even cutting the grass too close to the hive. But new research published today in Nature Communications shows that there may be a way to distract angry and defensive bees and reduce the number of times clouds of vengeful insects send me fleeing to the house. Read more in Inside Science.