Talk about getting a buzz: Bees get happier and more optimistic after eating a sweet treat, suggesting insects can experience emotions



It is not just people who are cheered up by a sweet treat - bees also get a buzz out of sugar.
Research suggests that sugary water makes bumblebees happy – meaning the insects may have the capacity to experience emotions.
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London trained bumblebees to expect blue flowers, but not green ones, to contain food.
They then gave some a droplet of sugared water before setting them loose near a blue-green flower.
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29 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail
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