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Can bees think? – The amazing performances of a mini brain

Prof. Dr. Bernd Grünewald, Institut für Bienenkunde, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
am 21. Januar 2019

Honeybees are social insects with amazing cognitive abilities. Their orientation skills enable them to effectively fly to distant food sources. They have very complex communication systems and an extraordinarily powerful memory. Can this already be described as “thinking”? And how does their relatively small brain manage to calculate all these cognitive tasks?

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