3 Replies to ““Are Bees Intelligent?””

  1. Oof. A rather back-handed compliment! Do footballers use a complex dance language to find their ball? Are they capable of communicating through a wide range of pheromones and vibrations? I think not.

    1. My wife, Sarah, once bumped into the England football squad in a night-club many moons ago and she assures me that she observed their behaviour to be very similar to your description: with complex dancing, plenty of pheromones and a not inconsiderable amount of vibration !

      I suppose the point I was trying to make is about the human fascination with the concept of “intelligence”. Bees would fare badly on University Challenge, but are fantastically adept at doing what they do.

      And yes, the question was asked me in a pub. Appropriate, really.

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