Bee-to-Bee Learning

In this fascinating research bees learn a task, then act as “trainer bees” to teach fellow bees how to complete the task.


Watch How Bees Teach Each Other to Solve Problems

New research with bumblebees hints at how knowledge can quickly spread through a population.

In the first study of its kind in insects, scientists constructed experiments that challenged bees to pull strings in order to access rewards of nectar. It’s a technique that has long been used to test cognition in various vertebrates, but hadn’t yet been tried with insects.

The study was published in early October in the open-access journal PLOS Biology


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