Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bee Alarm Pheromone - Bananas

You know when you're stung by a bee, they send out a "little alarm signal" to the other bees basically saying "go get that person".

Did you know the alarm pheromone smells a bit like a banana!
FYI - I learned this little tidbit from a bug professor at NCSU during a very, very dull bug slide presentation.