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Smart Bees first to solve complex mathematical problem

Smart Bees first to solve complex mathematical problem

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and Royal Holloway have discovered that bees learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers even if they discover the flowers in a different order. In doing this they are effectively solving the challenging 'Travelling Salesman Problem' and despite their small brains are the first creatures discovered who can do this.


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Any port in a swarm: Teams take cover as bees delay Baseball game

Any port in a swarm: Teams take cover as bees delay Baseball game
The Chicago Sun-Times reported a 52-minute delay in the Houston Astros versus San Diego Padres baseball game when a swarm of bees took over part of left field at Petco Park - it took a beekeeper to sort it all out.

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Swarms on primetime TV

Swarms on primetime TV
What do killer bees, locusts, field mice, mayflies, starlings, cicadas, cuban land crabs, driver ants, redflies, locust birds, silver carp and honey bees all have in common? The "Wisdom of Crowds" or in other words the ability to Swarm in huge groups.

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The wisdom of ants and bees: democracy and elections

The wisdom of ants and bees: democracy and elections
It is a natural human trait to believe that we (the species) are the inventors of all clever things. Not so. One of the humbling things that biomimicry teaches us very quickly is that many times Mother Nature has beaten us to it! For example, take one of our proudest achievements: elections and democracy....

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Bee Game viral launched to fight varroa mite plague

Bee Game viral launched to fight varroa mite plague
T-Enterprise have just released a new game viral to draw attention to the problems the bee population is facing with the varroa mite which unless something is done could wipe out the entire bee population within ten years.

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Sniffer bees firm seeks funds

Sniffer bees firm seeks funds
Rory Cellan-Jones reports on Inscentinel, a young British company, which trains bees to detect explosives without harming them The bees are trained by rewarding them with sugar whenever they detect the target substance.

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Team Swarming: are your team wasps or bees

Team Swarming: are your team wasps or bees
Sometimes the Bee-team is the A-team: the importance of an automatic team swarm response to threats and opportunities.

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Biological teams live

Biological teams live

Much of the foundation of bioteaming is based on the organisation, communications and behavior of social insect societies. The BBC has a wonderful series Life in the Undergrowth narrated by David Attenborough with a whole programme dedicated to Supersocieties and Super-organisms.


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Bees and Pattern Recognition

Bees and Pattern Recognition

Pattern recognition skills in bees are so advanced they can recognise human faces better than we can


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New Bioteams Video by Robert Scoble

New Bioteams Video by Robert Scoble

Many Thanks to Robert Scoble of Scoble Show fame for producing a brand new 15 minute video interview on the basics of bioteams and how it can be applied in organisational teams.


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Bioteams: an introduction

Bioteams: an introduction

How is it that even with our vastly superior intelligence nature's teams sometimes seem to work much better than ours - what do they know that we don't?


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