Canberrans keep bees in the family and have bred some of them into a very successful colony. The bees feed directly on pollen and nectar. But now they’re getting increasingly lonely as their environment is deteriorating, so a colony of honey bees could face extinction.
Dr Paul Roush from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health explains that honey bees are known to have evolved some great cognitive skills.
“There’s been some reports of bees getting better at navigation and that is something that they might be able to do that with these really important skills,” he said.
The University of Newcastle has carried out the experiment, which was funded by the Australian Go샌즈 카지노vernment.
They brought out a colony of about 1,300 honey bees and gave them food pellets that were packed with the nectar from flowers. Then they watered and sprayed the bees with pesticides.
At first, this seemed to do the trick.
After nine days, the researchers noticed that most bees in the group got better than the non-honey ones. But a couple of days later, two-thirds of the bees that received a nectar boost were found dead.
This suggests that bees are not as smart as we thought.
“These things are hard for inse청주안마cts to learn – we find that, because they are so young, it’s like the human brain being born, it doesn’t have all the cognitive capabilities and it’s very difficult to teach them all of those things,” Dr Roush explained.
“With insects it’s like the human brain being born, so you put them in the right environment and you can have really interesting learning effects.”
It is not just honey bees that need to find a place for themselves. There is also strong evidence that when bees are in danger they move into colonies which would be more productive for the bees.
But this can only happen in very large colonies with a great diversity of food sources such as fruit and nectar.
So what can be done? Some groups like the honey bees 골목are already putting themselves out of action for the future, so if the bees are to survive there will have to be some other solutions.
The Australian Government is working with experts to consider how to encourage diversity and a variety of different bee species.
While we are waiting for the answers to these questions, here are a few other things scientists are looking into to keep bees as healthy as they are right now.