In Darrell Moore's lab at East Tennessee State University in 2007, we wrapped up an interesting little project looking at what temporal information honey bees pay attention to when forming a time memory for food availability (Edge et al., 2011). We were using yellow squash flowers (Cucurbita pepo), which have a very stereotyped nectar pattern. Darrell suggested we look for a plant with a different temporal pattern of nectar secretion, so I started measuring sugar concentration in the nectar of nearby trumpet flowers (Capsis radicans). Andrea Edge then came on board, and she and I led this crazy, labor-intensive project over three years. The results turned out not to be anything close to what we expected. It turned into a very plant-centric study on speciation and pollination syndromes. After arriving at the University of Manitoba, Anne Worley, a true pollination ecologist came on board, and we finally made sense of the results. THIRTEEN years after we started, this thing is finally in press in Ecological Entomology.