I was taking some pictures of our beeswax products, and this honey bee flew over to investigate. I am continually amazed by a bee's senses. Whenever we are washing empty honey barrels outside of our facility, dozens of honey bees will show up in a matter of minutes. Think about it -- with a brain the size of a grass seed, foraging honey bees can zero in on nectar, honey and beeswax in a flash. Recent research shows that honeybees can detect specific airborne molecules in the parts per trillion range.
Dr. John Lieff published a fascinating piece about honeybee brains on his blog "Searching for the Mind" in November 2012. Here are some highlights from Dr. Lieff's article:
For the complete article, please go to: http://jonlieffmd.com/blog/the-remarkable-bee-brain-2