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Scientists discover bees understand the concept of zero

Trained to pick the lowest number out of a series of options, a honeybee chooses a blank image, revealing an understanding of the concept of zero. Scientists have discovered honeybees can understand the concept of zero, putting them in an elite club of clever animals that can grasp the abstract mathematical notion of nothing. By […]

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Bees have brains for basic math, study finds

Researchers have found bees can do basic mathematics, in a discovery that expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power. Credit: RMIT University Researchers have found bees can do basic mathematics, in a discovery that expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power. Building on their finding […]

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Asian Hornet: A major threat to honeybees and pollinators in the UK

This webinar by John Hill was provided via The Webinarvet in April 2018. The Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, is a major predator of honeybees and other pollinators in the Far East including China, Malaysia and Japan . One queen was accidentally introduced to south west France in 2004. It has since rapidly spread all through […]

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