Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that bees aren’t just busy but thinkers, able to mimic behaviour and complex tasks such as categorising objects, simple spatial concepts and even counting.
The level of brain power exhibited by the bees in the study has never before been seen. In fact one of the researchers Olli Loukola said the study does away with the idea that small brains constrain insects to have limited behavioural flexibility.
During the study, researchers taught bees how to do a task they would not normally do. Bees exhibited an ability to improve on the task once they had seen other bees do the task.