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Bees can count to four.

Bees can count to four.

Cell phones cause bees to behave erratically.

Cell phones cause bees to behave erratically.

Queen bees use chemicals to prevent workers from hating them.

Queen bees use chemicals to prevent workers from hating them.

Queen bees control their workers’ brains with homovanillyl alcohol.

Queen bees control their workers’ brains with homovanillyl alcohol.

Bees prefer nectar that contains caffeine and nicotine.

Bees prefer nectar that contains caffeine and nicotine.

Stingless Trigona carbonaria bees encase their enemies in resin.

Stingless Trigona carbonaria bees encase their enemies in resin.

Australian scientists hoped to train bees to pollinate specific crops.

Australian scientists hoped to train bees to pollinate specific crops.

Maraschino cherry nectar was turning Brooklyn bees red.

Maraschino cherry nectar was turning Brooklyn bees red.

Four hives of valuable research bees were stolen in Scotland.

Four hives of valuable research bees were stolen in Scotland.

Waste from the production of M&M’s was turning the honey of Alsatian bees green and blue.

Waste from the production of M&M’s was turning the honey of Alsatian bees green and blue.

Some Toronto bees were building brood chambers out of masticated polyurethane caulk.

Some Toronto bees were building brood chambers out of masticated polyurethane caulk.

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory taught bees to sniff out explosives.

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory taught bees to sniff out explosives.

Male bees prefer sex with Ophrys orchids to sex with female bees.

Male bees prefer sex with Ophrys orchids to sex with female bees.

Forcing forager bees to undertake nursing tasks makes them less likely to grow stupid with age.

Forcing forager bees to undertake nursing tasks makes them less likely to grow stupid with age.

Male orchid bees stick out their legs to remain stable in high winds.

Male orchid bees stick out their legs to remain stable in high winds.

British researchers were using bee hotels to train bees as bomb sniffers.

British researchers were using bee hotels to train bees as bomb sniffers.

Sociable queen bees have bigger mushroom bodies in their brains than do solitary queens.

Sociable queen bees have bigger mushroom bodies in their brains than do solitary queens.

The vibrations of male red mason bees disclose the bees’ provenance to females.

The vibrations of male red mason bees disclose the bees’ provenance to females.

Bees shaken awake every five minutes as they try to sleep will not remember a new route home.

Bees shaken awake every five minutes as they try to sleep will not remember a new route home.

Sociable bees will leave warning pheromones for their conspecifics on flowers where scientists have attacked them with pincers.

Sociable bees will leave warning pheromones for their conspecifics on flowers where scientists have attacked them with pincers.

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