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Five smart things honeybees can do

February 10, 2019 at 07:00AM

These insects’ brains may be tiny, but they’re better with numbers than many human children and they are past masters at communicating life skills

Last week, Australian scientists announced that honeybees (Apis mellifera) can learn to add and subtract. Fourteen bees were put through 100 training exercises in a maze – and got the correct answer between 64% and 72% of the time. “It is not that every bee could do this [spontaneously], but we could teach them to do it,” said Dr Adrian Dyer, co-author of the research.

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