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Queen Mary, University of London

Artificial Flower Being Visited by Bumblebee

Caption: An artificial flower is being visited by a bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) worker. The bee obtains a small sugar solution reward when it visits the flower. The flower can be refilled by remote control so the behaviour of bees was not disturbed during the experiment.

Credit: Mathieu Lihoreau

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