Bee News

Did you know that bees dream?

Honey bees in hive {Apis mellifera} Ecuador
Honey bees in hive {Apis mellifera} Ecuador

Honeybees continue to amaze, inspire and astound me. Who knew that bees sleep? and that it affects their learning ability just like us people.

But it is not all work, work, work. Busy bees have to sleep, too.

Similar to our circadian rhythm, honeybees sleep between five and eight hours a day. And, in the case of forager bees, this occurs in day-night cycles, with more rest at night when darkness prevents their excursions for pollen and nectar.

Read the full article here at the BBC: Bees learn while they sleep, and that means they might dream