Monday, February 25, 2013

Handmade Art Nouveau ceramic morning glory border tile

6x2 relief carved Art Nouveau morning glory ceramic tile border
The symbiotic relationship between pollinators such as bees and flowers is well known, but not only are bees drawn to a flowers bright colors, aroma and patterns, they are also drawn to the generally negative charge of a flowers electric field. Unlike the grounded flower a bee will typically have a positive charge from the friction of brushing against microscopic particles in the air as they fly. Because of these opposite electrical charges the pollen from a flower literally jumps onto a bee as it lands. The charge in the flower then changes for a few minutes letting other bees know it has recently been visited and may be low in nectar for the moment.

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