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Which is the smartest bee?

Sometimes we combine research findings from experiments with different (albeit closely related) species, without consideration for potential differences in behaviour, learning and memory between those species. This interesting comparison, between western and eastern honeybees, shows that two very closely related bees can differ significantly in regard to learning and memory. Here it is shown that Apis cerana have better performance in Y-maze visual learning tasks.

Qiu-Hong Qi, Xu-Jiang He, Liu-Qing Tian Shao-Wu Zhang, Zhi-Jiang Zeng (2012) Comparison of learning and memory of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. J Comp Physiol A. DOI 10.1007/s00359-012-0747-9

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