BEE STUDENT

Bees are capable of learning and teaching new skills, just like humans

By Hannah Yi

Don’t underestimate the tiny brain of a bee.

Turns out, bees have more complex cognitive and learning skills than we previously thought. Scientists from the Queen Mary University of London taught bees to pull string for food. These bees then went on to teach others to do the same thing. The skill eventually spread to a majority of the colony of worker bees.

Watch the video above to see the bees in action.