Eavesdroppers Alter Evolution of Communication Signals in Bees

July 8, 2014 11:27 AM

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Eavesdroppers Alter Evolution of Communication Signals in Bees

A new research has revealed that not all bees whisper to their fellow bees while stumbling upon a particular source of nectar or pollen in order to avoid being overheard by eavesdroppers. According to the new study, some bee species in Brazil shout to communicate with their fellow bees.

The study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, has found the bee species in question do not believe in whispering to another about a sweet treat. In fact, they shout to warn their other competitors listening that they are well prepared to protect their food source. The move m...

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