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Bees follow scent patterns on flowers
Bees don’t just follow visual patterns on flowers. They also follow patterns of scent, a team of British researchers found. A study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) tell flowers apart by how scent is arranged on their surfaces due to patterns of scent-producing cells. By creating artificial flowers, the researchers found these patterns could act as a signal to bees.