Bees can identify flowers by patterns of scent, research reveals
A bumblebee on a Dusky Cranesbill geranium plant, which is being grown for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at the Royal Parks Nursery in Hyde Park, London The work, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London, revealed how bees learn the patterns and distinguish between flowers. Flowers have different patterns of scent across their surface, with visiting bees finding that the edge of the petals may smell different to the centre.
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