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.