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Dispositif de conditionnement appétitif chez les abeilles

Appetite conditioning device for bees. The test is based on the observation that when their antennae come into contact with a sugary solution, bees react by extending their proboscis (mouthparts specialising in suction). Research scientists initially present a neutral odour together with the sugary solution, causing the bee to form an association. Once this has been learned, the bee will extend its proboscis on detecting the neutral odour alone. The experiment is filmed so that the bees’ reaction can be observed in detail.

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