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Bees pull some strings to spread learned skills

Apes and birds have long been known to demonstrate their intelligence by pulling a string to access food, but now researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that bumblebees can also learn the skill. Not only is this the first time insects have been seen to use this kind of strategy, but the trained bees also spread the ability throughout the colony, prompting questions about social learning, culture and intelligence in animals.
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