NCBI ROFL: Is that bee on crack? Oh, wait…it is.

By ncbi rofl | April 7, 2009 9:10 pm

Effects of cocaine on honey bee dance behavior.

“Treatment with a low dose of cocaine increased the likelihood and rate of bees dancing after foraging but did not otherwise increase locomotor activity. This is consistent with cocaine causing forager bees to overestimate the value of the floral resources they collected.”

CATEGORIZED UNDER: fun with animals, NCBI ROFL
  • Deray

    And one wonders where grant money is going…

  • Rob H

    I’m sorry, but this is pertinent to beekeepers, and should not be dismissed like this!

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