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Bumblebees Quickly Learn Best Paths to Sweet Flowers by Katherine Harmon

In biology, nature, research, science on September 23, 2012 at 07:35

From: Bumblebees Quickly Learn Best Paths to Sweet Flowers by Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, http://blogs.scientificamerican.com

Bumblebees, it turns out, don’t bumble. Using tiny radar tracking devices, motion-activated cameras and artificial flowers, scientists have learned how the bees themselves quickly learn the best routes to take when they go foraging from flower to flower. In fact, their cognitive competence in this area seems to match that of bigger-brained animals.

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Reposted with permission from: Scientific American

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