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Honeybees Use Right Antennae to Tell Friend From Foe

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Researchers report that honeybees preferentially use their right antenna to distinguish between compadres and intruders, which also explains why our brains are asymmetric. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.

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Freya H. (339)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:08 am
Goes to show that honeybees have some smarts.

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:04 pm
Noted Bees are so invaluable

Christeen Anderson (647)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:39 pm
Quite interesting. Thank you.

Christina G. (11)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:13 pm
I don't know why it is taking us so long to realize how aware and intelligent all living beings are - our egotism seems to have made us blind once we became what we call 'civilized' - 'primitive' peoples could communicate freely and felt connected to all but then we decided to be superior and that hubris is destroying us all...

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 12:29 am

Inge Bjorkman (175)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:25 am
so true, Christina G.

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:47 am
Quote: "To find out whether lopsidedness would influence behavior, researchers in Italy snipped beesí right or left antennae ..."
What have we gained from this research? In my opinion nothing justifies clipping bee antennae. Why not chop an ear off a group of humans to see if their balance is affected? Those poor bees didn't deserve this.

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:11 am
Noted, thanks.

Ruth C. (263)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:55 am
These little creatures have a heart, lungs, liver, etc, they are just like us.

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:53 am
Bees are simply amazing creatures.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:18 am

John Gregoire (282)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:27 am
Thanks for this!

Bob P. (414)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:00 am
Thanks Dan

Sergio Padilla (63)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:42 pm
Bees are awesome! Thanks

Diane L. (110)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 9:33 pm
Interesting, but I wonder what the relevance to US is as far as which side of a bee we need to be on, or if a bee buzzes by us on the left side, should we be more concerned than if the bee is on our right side?
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