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

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

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.
Source: Scientists ‘scent train’ honeybees to boost sunflowers’ seed production

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