Researchers figured out that bees can tell flowers apart based on the color of the flowers. They tested their theory by training the bees to learn what treat flowers contained according to the flowers’ colors. Then, they switched out the real flowers for fake ones and found that bees gravitated toward the same color fake flowers as the real flowers that contained treats.

 

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Bees use colour-coding to collect pollen and nectar

Bees gather nectar as a carbohydrate source and harvest pollen for protein- both essential parts of a bee‘s diet. A lab study lead by Felicity Muth at University of Nevada shows that bees can learn to associate pollen and nectar each with a different …

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