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UH research suggests honeybees have problem-solving skills

Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study honeybees and their problem-solving skills.
Savannah Harriman-Pote
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Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa study honeybees and their problem-solving skills.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s newest star students got nothing but Bs on their last report cards! That’s right, research from the university suggests that honeybees have some problem-solving skills previously only observed in mammals and non-human primates.

The Conversation’s Savannah Harriman-Pote spoke with psychology professor Pat Couvillon and student Joseph Caldwell for the inside scoop on the honeybee brain.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 22, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter. She is also the lead producer of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Contact her at sharrimanpote@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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