The language of bees

100 honey bee hives across Scotland have sound-monitoring computers to test a theory that the insects have an entire language unknown to humans.

Dr Chris Connolly, a neuroscientist at the University of Dundee, said that if the theory was correct the noises could act as early-warning signals if the hive was in trouble.

Researchers believe the insects may make different noises when they are plagued by disease, have lost their queen or are being poisoned by pesticides.

Source: Scotland On Sunday

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