Posts Tagged ‘bees’

This Bee is About to be Seduced – by a Flower!

It’s wings flap so fast you can’t see them. It hovers, seemingly motionless in midair like a helicopter. It’s brain is no bigger than a pinhead, with about 100,000 times less neurons than our brains. But this bee is focused, concentrating – concentrating on which flower comes next. What the bee doesn’t realize, however, is […]

The Bumblebee’s Best Kept Secret!

Worker Bumblebees certainly don’t have gorilla- (or human-) sized brains. But they make some very sophisticated decisions. A worker bee’s responsibility for its colony is to collect nectar. To fulfill that responsibility, the worker bee is equipped with an astute visual system that distinguishes colors of flowers. The bee also has a motor apparatus that […]