Clever Bees: They’re Aware Of The World Around Them
It’s easy to dismiss bees as insects…because insects ARE
insects…right? Think again. Studies are suggesting that bees are
conscious of the world that’s around them and able to make subjective
choices that change their behavior.
Researchers are saying that bees are seemingly similar to humans in
the sense that they too are controlled by their own desires too; just
that consciousness in humans comes from our mid brain, for the bees,
they have also a similar “mid brain” structure.
PESTICIDES VS BEES
In March, scinetists claimed
pesticides alter the foraging behaviour of bumblebees on wild flowers
and alter the plants they prefer to visit.
This hinders their ability to learn
the skills needed to extract nutritious nectar and pollen, potentially
making their chances of surviving more slender.
Researchers from the
University of Guelph in Canada and Royal Holloway University of London,
showed that bumblebees exposed to a realistic level of a neonicotinoid
insecticide called thiamethoxam, collected more pollen but took longer
to do so than control bees.
The bees exposed to the pesticide also chose to forage from a different flower in comparison to control bees.‘Bees rely on learning to locate
flowers, track their profitability and work-out how best to efficiently
extract nectar and pollen,’ said Professor Nigel Raine from the
University of Guelph.
‘If exposure to low levels of
pesticide affects their ability to learn, bees may struggle to collect
food and impair the essential pollination services they provide to both
crops and wild plants.’
For humans, it is our mid brain that
connects the external experiences from our sensors (such as touch,
vibration, heat etc) with our internal experiences, and it “makes
For the bees, they do not “just act on their immediate
sensations” – they make subjective choices which influences and changes
The researchers from MacQuarie University in Sydney state:
The honey bee particularly is held up as an insect with cognitive
capacities that rival those of many mammals.
Without consideration of
the underlying mechanisms, this may seem like no more than a curiosity.
The complex act of flying and gathering pollen is so difficult it
requires consciousness to reconcile all the differing demands on the
They need to have a complex model of their environment which is
affected by their own needs and this is true of many other insect
varieties as well.
Scanning the brains of the insects show
that these bees don’t just respond to ‘primary sensory input, but rather
by egocentric characteristics’, meaning that the bees actually process
environment/external input, then make a decision.
The authors added further:
The systems that underlie these abilities were shaped by
evolutionary pressures similar to those that shaped the mammalian
midbrain. he insect brain does a similar sort of modeling, for the same
reasons, in a similar way.
It’s really fascinating to show how
evolved, smart and brilliant bees are, and I’m even more convinced that
these clever creatures would also know how to choose foods that are best
for their health, activity and well being. Worker bees consume bee
pollen to keep themselves going strong.
Buy your from a GMP-compliant manufacturing facility that has certificate
of analysis (COA) for every batch produced. This certifies product quality.
As most of the bee pollen supplements and products sold in
the world and US comes from China, most of these honeybee bread batches have actually been shown to be
You need to know the source from
where it is coming from.
So in order to obtain the
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is as pristine as possible with the product being produced at
Facilities that are GMP registered comply with the most rigid standards (pharmaceutical/nutraceutical grade) so as to minimize the possibility of
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These are the same standards pharmaceutical companies in the United States are required to operate under as
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Heat processing or heat drying bee pollen burns and kills the sensitive enzymes (and most of the health benefits).
This also prevents the bread from becoming oxidized thus maintaining nutritional
potency. (Remember, with most granules or bread, 95% of its nutritional value isn't
even assimilated and this is why.)
Ideally, make sure the bread benefit or product rather does not contain any fillers or additives such as
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