Bees Recognise faces...

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Bees Recognise faces...
« on: December 18, 2005, 12:01:43 am »
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Bumblebees Recognize People
By Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News

Dec. 13, 2005 ?Don't be too proud of never forgetting a face: It turns out even a humble bumblebee can distinguish and recall different human faces, say researchers who have conducted experiments on the surprisingly canny insects.

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 02:25:00 am »
Interesting article Freedy.

Guess I'll have to BEE careful around my friend's apiary! >:D
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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 08:32:57 pm »
I know they tell you what they did, but how the hell was that experiment conducted exactly?

How exactly did they "remember" ? lol

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2005, 01:16:22 am »
Good question, how did they do that ?  I saw something about the way insects see a long time ago in a science mag and still can't figure out how they went about doing it.  On other mysteries though, was BUZZ Aldrin really the second man on the moon?

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 01:27:00 am »
AND...did Adam ANT really do a song called Love BITES??!!!
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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2005, 11:51:05 am »
I think you 2 are talkin a load of ol bees wax hehe
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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2005, 07:08:16 pm »
lol Sounds like a lot of folks BEE BUSY for the holidays coming up with these cute puns. ;)

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 07:47:27 pm »
Bumble-bees cant recognize faces, they see very odd flowers, but not faces.

It's very much like being put in front of identical chairs, then given a reward to recognize them again, when all you know is that one's got a scratch...you get the idea...

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 08:28:04 pm »
Probably very true.  The last I heard, bees respond to patterns in the flower - kind of like seeing landing strips.  For something so highly evolved in one task, it seems ridiculess that a bee would also (and for no reason) be profficient in telling one face from another.

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 09:06:30 pm »
Also considering their lifespan too, it seems all the more remarkable/implausable.

I can see from genetics/evolving they can differentiate between flowers etc...but as you say, faces? not so sure.

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Re: Bees Recognise faces...
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 09:09:26 pm »
Unless, of course, they are evoloving to start delivering the honey straight to your door....