Brainy bees learn how to pull strings to get food, and then teach the rest of their colony to do the same
As if the power of flight, navigating by the sun and finding the right flowers wasn't enough, bees have shown they are able to learn to pull strings.
Researchers have managed to teach bumblebees to pull strings to get to food and then pass on what they have learned to others in their colony.
The findings reveal the social insects have a high level of intelligence, despite their tiny brains.
The team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) said the experiments, often used to test the intelligence of apes and birds, showed for the first time that some insects are up to the task, and can... read more
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