Bees can recognize human faces, study finds

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Bees can recognize human faces, study finds

Post by worldsci » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:41 pm

Honeybees may look pretty much all alike to us. But it seems we may not look all alike to them. A study has found that they can learn to recognize human faces in photos, and remember them for at least two days.
http://www.world-science.net/exclusives ... eesfrm.htm

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Post by chicoguardian » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:59 pm

are you sure you can trust that article, they really don't seem to present a specific source of where they found the info :?
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Post by formosa » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:33 pm

seems a bit far-fetched, but i guess nothing is impossible... :) well its only photos right so far, isnt it?

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Post by ushishir » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:53 pm

chicoguardian wrote:are you sure you can trust that article, they really don't seem to present a specific source of where they found the info :?


The research is based on an article in the journal of experimental biology:

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) vision can discriminate between and recognise images of human faces
Adrian G. Dyer, Christa Neumeyer and Lars Chittka.
Journal of Experimental Biology 208, 4709-4714 (2005)

http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/a ... 08/24/4709

It is annoying when reports don't give any idea of the source of their information.

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Post by alison1977uk » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:16 pm

That is fascinating!

Bees I like, wasps I hate. Why is it wasps seem to be right there behind you no matter how far or how fast you run. Bees seem to lose interest and just bumble off to the next flower. I don't trust any insect that can sting more than once ;)
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:44 pm

It's because wasps are genetically more agressive than bees. Wasps attack, bees defend..
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Jan 07, 2006 8:18 am

Wasps don't produce honey as bees. Wasp's nest is worse and seems like has no art compared to bee's :lol:
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Post by Micky T » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:44 pm

so, is it true that bees have a sense of direction and locate their hives using the sun, even when the sun goes down?

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