Bees give a shout when they hit upon fine nectar

July 8, 2014 8:34 PM

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Bee species seeks to defend food source by loudly declaring "don't mess with us." Easily detectable signals meant to discourage competitors.(Photo : Wikipedia, de Fonseca, Creative Commons)

You might expect bees that have discovered a superior nectar source to whisper the news to hive mates to keep the location secret from competitors, but some do the opposite and 'shout,' researchers say.

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