Floral smells stop stinging bees (Inside Science)

Floral smells stop stinging bees (Inside Science)
Ramesh Sagili, a bee researcher at Oregon State University in Corvallis, said he is not surprised that attractive floral scents can affect stinging behavior. He said it makes sense that bees would weigh the costs and benefits of stinging before they act, and that the floral scents could confuse them by presenting conflicting information that leads them to think stinging is not the right response.