VIDEO: Bees learn to play soccer in new study

LONDON (WCMH) — Bumblebees may be smarter than you think.

A researcher at Queen Mary University of London trained some bees to roll a ball by rewarding them with sugar water.

The experiment required the bees to move a ball to a specific location before they got their treat.

If a bee couldn’t figure out how to get the reward, a researcher would demonstrate by using a plastic bee on a stick to push the ball to the center.

The bees then quickly learned what they had to do to be rewarded.

The study is published in the Journal of Science. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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