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Bumblebees Apparently Enjoy 'Playing'

AnonyJ

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...According to some fascinating research and articles I've seen recently - and younger bees enjoy 'playing' more with small wooden beads. The video clip is delightful - if it doesn't make you smile then you're a bid bad stinky meanie.

From: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/2022/se/first-ever-study-shows-bumble-bees-play.html

"First-ever study shows bumble bees ‘play’

Bumble bees play, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London published in Animal Behaviour. It is the first time that object play behaviour has been shown in an insect, adding to mounting evidence that bees may experience positive ‘feelings’..."

 
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