LONDON (CBSMiami) – Bumblebees may be smarter than you think.
A researcher at Queen Mary University of London trained bees to roll a ball by rewarding them with sugar water.
The experiment required the bees to move a ball to a specific location before they got their treat.
If a bee couldn’t figure out how to get the reward, a researcher would demonstrate by using a plastic bee on a stick to push the ball to the center.
The bees then quickly learned what they had to do to be rewarded.
The study is published in the journal Science.