Honeybee research

Honeybee research

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Caption: Honeybee research. Honeybee (Apis mellifera) restrained in a tube for an olfactory experiment. The bee is presented with different olfactory stimuli by a device called the 'smell organ'. The neuronal response of the bee to different smells is recorded and analysed. Scientists at Berlin's Freie University use the bee as a general model to investigate neuronal processing in animals. Honeybees are economically important as pollinators of many of the world's crops. To see the bee during the experiment, see image G352/208.

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