For the first time, scientists have decoded the buzz of a bee, revealing they are much noisier when pollinating flowers than they are when they make sounds for other reasons.
Bees buzz loudly while they are pollinating flowers as it vibrates their bodies, shaking the plant and allowing more polling to cling to them.
In a study published in Current Biology, researchers from the University of Sydney have identified a single gene GB45239 on Chromosome 11, that determines how Cape honey bees reproduce without even having sex. Professor Oldroyd said “ Sex is weird way to reproduce and yet it is the most common form of reproduction for animals and plants on the planet. Asexuality is much more efficient way to reproduce and every now and then we see a species revert to it.”