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Scientists train New Zealand bees to detect caterpillars
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:39:33 AM »
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"...the bees were taught through smell, taste, and touch ... About 60 per cent of them can learn ... Bees can detect chemicals in parts of a quadrillion ..."

The training process is very 'hands-on' with individual bees. That's a lot of effort, considering the life span of each bee.
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