Do Bees Hear?

Honey Bees

For years, bees were known to detect vibrations in solid substrates with their legs, but no proof existed that bees could hear sounds traveling through air. A series of experiments in 1989 led to the conclusion that bees could respond to airborne sound* and a search for the bee sound receptor. It was well established that mosquitoes and other flies hear sounds with Johnston’s organ, a sensory structure in the base of the antenna that senses vibration of the antenna. Removing the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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