A Comparative Study of Relational Learning Capacity in Honeybees

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    A Comparative Study of Relational Learning Capacity in Honeybees (Apis mellifera) and Stingless Bees (Melipona rufiventris)
    It has long been known that bees have an impressive capacity to learn and discriminate colors, shapes, patterns and odors [2]–[6]. These learning abilities have been investigated mostly in the common honeybee Apis mellifera, but also in bumblebees [7]–[12], and even new-world stingless bees, such as Melipona rufiventris and M. quadrifasciata [13]–[17].
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0051467
     
  2. Daniel Y

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    Bees can learn, Have you seen any studies that indicate they can plan? That is they can learn that a color and odor combination represents a food source. And will return to that combination in search of food. Btu can they then reacll that combination when the food is needed for colony needs? "We need food to fill this cell, I remeber where food is found" sort of thinking process.