'Biologists Discover Sophisticated' Signals In Honey Bees

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In the article “Biologists Discover Sophisticated ‘Alarm’ Signals in Honey Bees”, Kim McDonald talks about how scientists have recently discovered that honey bees can deliver warning signals. She discusses with James Nieh, a scientist studying bees, about the experiments that were conducted at The Chinese Academy of Science and Eastern Bee Research. Nieh says how they used hornets such as the Vespa Mandarina and Vespa Velutina to encourage the Apis Cerana honey bees to emit their signal. When talking about the signals produced, Nieh says, “Our experiments showed that these different types of stop signals elicited different and appropriate responses. Bees attacked at food sources by bigger hornets produced a kind of stop signal that more effectively
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