Scientists ‘scent train’ honeybees to boost sunflowers’ seed production

Source: Science Daily

If you want a dog to hunt something down, it helps to let them sniff an item to pick up the scent. Now, researchers have found that scent training honeybees might work in a similar way — and that this approach could make bees more efficient in pollinating crops. The findings show that honeybees given food scented with sunflower odors led to a significant increase in sunflower crop production.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200917181152.htm