Why These Bees Just Keep Staring at Flowers

1 095 Shikime 110 mijë

You might have wondered why bumblebees stop for a moment to stare at the flower they were just interacted with. Are they cherishing all the good times they had together, or is this behavior serving a biological purpose?
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  1. Daniel Wilson
    Daniel Wilson
    Ditë më parë

    An entire bee compilation, eh? So, they've got a sizable amount of bee-roll?

  2. a.i. c.
    a.i. c.
    Ditë më parë

    What do i do with this knowledge?

  3. Doom Muffinz
    Doom Muffinz
    2 ditë më parë

    This is so useless but still made me less likely to swing at a bee hovering near me cuz I think hes planning to attack me.

  4. Himanshu Solanki
    Himanshu Solanki
    2 ditë më parë

    or maybe the bees are bigger because of their habit to try and remember the most rewarding flowers.

  5. Kathy Bramley
    Kathy Bramley
    2 ditë më parë

    Bees that look chunky and fluffy like bumble bees cover several species (with different markings and hair arrangements otherwise and other differences) - I thought some of those species are solitary whilst others live in colonies.

  6. Teddy Sofia
    Teddy Sofia
    3 ditë më parë

    I was once a herpes patient, but now I have finally got rid of it with the help of Ben Uda on youtube channel, with his Herbal medicine which he prepare for me,,.

  7. Herne Webber
    Herne Webber
    4 ditë më parë

    Here's a hypothesis: Smaller bees have more dancing friends, telling them where they can go, helping them like Google Maps, or like having someone else drive. Larger bees have fewer helpers, so they need more personal memory. In this vein, when someone else drives me somewhere, often I can't recall how to get there on my own, even if I've been there many times. Meanwhile, if I drive, even just once, I can usually remember how to get there.

  8. Magnakay Violet
    Magnakay Violet
    4 ditë më parë

    When living with bees, once in a while, you see some of them hover a little too close which could be 'the new guy at work' bee.

  9. mike bar
    mike bar
    4 ditë më parë

    I guess I'm a big old B

  10. onometre
    onometre
    4 ditë më parë

    last week I found a bumblebee in my shoe, which was kept inside. Scared the crap out of me

  11. rick baladeras
    rick baladeras
    5 ditë më parë

    I wonder how much the research grant was?? Don't get me wrong that was totally interesting.

  12. Fharish Ahmed
    Fharish Ahmed
    5 ditë më parë

    Just imagine, if they were the size of a car!

  13. Shawn G
    Shawn G
    5 ditë më parë

    They jus rude.

  14. firstcrazyunclecam
    firstcrazyunclecam
    5 ditë më parë

    Hank!! Love that shirt man! also, great video as always

  15. Vint Guitarz
    Vint Guitarz
    5 ditë më parë

    Aren't we lucky that bumblebees don't have Spastic hands like Hank!?

  16. Shenv 9927
    Shenv 9927
    5 ditë më parë

    Wasps do this too. Especially when it comes to finding their favorite paper gathering locations. I call it 'orientation'

  17. twothreebravo
    twothreebravo
    5 ditë më parë

    Have you watched a bumble bee closely? I mean **really** watched a bumble bee closely?

  18. Penny Lane
    Penny Lane
    5 ditë më parë

    Missed chance to tease that other video as a "com-bee-lation video."

  19. Spider Eyes
    Spider Eyes
    5 ditë më parë

    I was sitting outside and this fat little bee came and flew past me, and then turned around and stared at me whilst slowly flying away *STILL* staring at me. I am a beautiful flower. I dislike flowers, but the bees like me, and that I like.

  20. Shachar Petrushka
    Shachar Petrushka
    6 ditë më parë

    the answer might be similar to a Question I have: Some flying insects like bees have a behavior of sometimes hovering on the spot. They expend energy and seems to get nothing in return for it which I find odd. At first I figured that they might have found a warm spot that they like to warm up in but that just doesn't sounds right to me anyone know the answer?

  21. Adrian The Genuine
    Adrian The Genuine
    6 ditë më parë

    alfirst.info/load/ZqqiYGrdmJpiZZ8/video ❤️

  22. Braiya Bowie
    Braiya Bowie
    6 ditë më parë

    I really appreciate this video :)

  23. Thomas PC
    Thomas PC
    6 ditë më parë

    It seems that they'd have to be gathering more than just visual data. Just looking at a flower isn't going to tell you where it is, in relation to the world.

  24. Sonlightkitten
    Sonlightkitten
    6 ditë më parë

    what about carpenter bees? they are pretty big.

  25. B
    B
    6 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  26. C MW
    C MW
    6 ditë më parë

    When you’re older, and heavier, your memory starts to fade and things don’t register as quickly.☀️

  27. 9elypses
    9elypses
    6 ditë më parë

    I literally just wanna know why the golf ball sized wood bees hover and stare at me. They're polite and don't dive at me when I flinch but its still weird lol

  28. Seth Bourn
    Seth Bourn
    6 ditë më parë

    Why didn't you call the bee compilation your "Bee roll?"

  29. whesley hynes
    whesley hynes
    6 ditë më parë

    Youre always talking about animals but you support torturing them with toxic chemicals and disease. You dont care about animals. Curing disease isnt worth torturing animals thats the same as torturing animals for fun. They shouldnt cure disease its better for sick people to die as nature intended. No they wont refuse medicine duh, dr.mengeles need to stop MAKING medicine so sick people CANT use it. Existing medicine wont be affected anyway its already been tested on animals duh so banning animal testing now wont affect it.

  30. doughnut heart
    doughnut heart
    6 ditë më parë

    Size does matter

  31. jnzkngs
    jnzkngs
    6 ditë më parë

    There was a bumblebee nest in an old gopher hole in my yard, but a badger found it last year and decimated the poor little buggers.

  32. Chronicler Matrix
    Chronicler Matrix
    6 ditë më parë

    me, looking at most insects: ew no ick gross me, looking at a bumblebee: awww fuzzy widdle buzzy!!

  33. Ace Lightning
    Ace Lightning
    7 ditë më parë

    I expected this to be about how the flowers have markings that are only visible in UV light, which would be what the bees are staring at. I'm a natural tetrachromat myself, and I can sometimes see the markings on flowers in bright sunlight (or the light from my UV flashlight).

  34. dan cummane
    dan cummane
    7 ditë më parë

    Honey 🍯 😋🤗

  35. Clockwork Kirlia
    Clockwork Kirlia
    7 ditë më parë

    Super interesting!

  36. Rick L.
    Rick L.
    7 ditë më parë

    Thanks for all the content!

  37. Dinosaur Asher
    Dinosaur Asher
    7 ditë më parë

    So I guess sometimes size does matter

  38. Scorpio
    Scorpio
    7 ditë më parë

    Bees are crazy, man.

  39. Purple Xans
    Purple Xans
    7 ditë më parë

    You should look at this from a different perspective....

  40. Andrea Diamond
    Andrea Diamond
    7 ditë më parë

    SAVE THE 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

  41. Eelke V.
    Eelke V.
    7 ditë më parë

    They don’t start of big though so do they change their behavior?

    1. mikkelfraskui
      mikkelfraskui
      7 ditë më parë

      They do start off big. They're basically the same size over their lifespan after hatching.

  42. Laura Kirwan
    Laura Kirwan
    7 ditë më parë

    I love bees. Opened my hall door earlier and a GIGANTIC bubble bee fainted and landed hard on the ground. (I got a saucer, a small bit of sugar with some water mixed in and put her up high- within 10 mins she flew off, so hopefully she is ok)

  43. New Moon
    New Moon
    7 ditë më parë

    Weird hypothesis. Assumes a LOT about the inner workings of bee cognition. Maybe look at differences in the bee's ability to detect these differences which correlates to size. I mean, the weight of the better nectar wouldn't change the fact that the energy potential of the same mass of nectar would still be higher on the more surgery samples. It's sort of how sugar works, relative to water anyway.

  44. Cillian OConnell
    Cillian OConnell
    7 ditë më parë

    thank you

  45. Zita Á.
    Zita Á.
    7 ditë më parë

    I'm a simple girl, I see a video about bees, I click on it. Honestly, WHO can resist these fluffy cute sweethearts?!

  46. Tami Otani
    Tami Otani
    7 ditë më parë

    They must be checking if they forgot the wallet

  47. DNAlien
    DNAlien
    7 ditë më parë

    Anyone who has ever played an MMO will understand exactly what's going on here... at low level, you gather resources from every resource point available, and you have one zone to run around in. These big bees are max level, they only want the rare materials and have to mark where you can find them in the high level zones. ...I think I watch too much TierZoo.

  48. W R
    W R
    8 ditë më parë

    Yeah

  49. Albert Rivera
    Albert Rivera
    8 ditë më parë

    Maybe the bigger bee is just older and therefore wiser. It has learned the importance of bee-ing (see what I did there) efficient.

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  51. CripticCorp
    CripticCorp
    8 ditë më parë

    I ate all your bees

  52. totalfreedom45
    totalfreedom45
    8 ditë më parë

    Two bumblebees are flying along together. One of them sees the other is wearing a yarmulke and asks _Why are you wearing that?_ The other says _This? I don’t want anyone thinking I’m a wasp._ 😝

  53. Kelly Dalstok
    Kelly Dalstok
    8 ditë më parë

    Fun bee fact: Dumbledore is an English dialectal word for bumblebee.

  54. Kenna Rajora
    Kenna Rajora
    8 ditë më parë

    This is the third bug video they've released. I think this is their way of telling us they're switching to Entomology.

  55. Daniel Guderian
    Daniel Guderian
    8 ditë më parë

    Friends, I am so excited! I am becoming a beekeeper next week! I hope everything goes well with my first colony...

    1. Andrew A
      Andrew A
      2 ditë më parë

      Luck bee with you!

    2. Poppy S
      Poppy S
      3 ditë më parë

      Good luck. Just installed six colonies last tuesday.

  56. Randall Stephens
    Randall Stephens
    8 ditë më parë

    Has it been considered that the bee-havior (I'm not sorry) results in the size difference and not the other way around?

  57. Fwed Quote Giver
    Fwed Quote Giver
    8 ditë më parë

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  58. Zemo M.A.
    Zemo M.A.
    8 ditë më parë

    Yeah ok but why do WASPS hover from side-to-side as if they're about to fight me for some reason? What is wasps excuse?

  59. davethepak
    davethepak
    8 ditë më parë

    Cool video. Sooo.... I am not sure what you guys had to omit, or maybe what the researches did not publish.... or worst case - what they did not think of. I would say perhaps the researchers did not consider another factor - their age. After all - are the bigger bees also OLDER - or at least I would speculate. (this is where my personal ignorance may be coming into play). I mean, the idea that any worker, bee or not, with more experience may come up with better methods - should not be too surprising across the various species of the animal kingdom. That of course should line up another whole line of questioning - do bee's change behavioral patterns and methods for executing various activities as they get more experience. After all, we know they CAN learn - but I would think the concept of them placing more emphasis on learning (or what they learn) could be some very fascinating research. So, not sure if my thoughts are too much dunning-kruger vs. outsider effect - but regardless it would curious to know. Regardless, thanks for the video.

  60. Seb Wilkes
    Seb Wilkes
    8 ditë më parë

    Interesting video but I have a question if anyone can answer it please? So my first reaction to the size disparity was that a bigger bee has higher energy requirements (I presume for flight) and so they have a greater incentive to look for more calorific flowers. Does that come into it at all?

  61. Kiro
    Kiro
    8 ditë më parë

    suddenly tens of thousands of people will sit in their gardens watching large bumblebees hover in front of flowers

  62. entropede
    entropede
    8 ditë më parë

    Did you say bee compilation video??

  63. {Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}
    {Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man}
    8 ditë më parë

    Plot twist: They are using telepathy to communicate with the hive for the flower and also using psychic abilities to magically pollinate the flower

  64. Θώθ
    Θώθ
    8 ditë më parë

    Big Bee

  65. Kallelinski
    Kallelinski
    8 ditë më parë

    I... do the same. Whenever i leave a new place, I always look back and try to remember visually everything, so when I visit it again, I find it immediately.

  66. Kags _
    Kags _
    8 ditë më parë

    I like your shirt

  67. Adam Kean
    Adam Kean
    8 ditë më parë

    Yes love bumble bees, Started walking and watching them a few years ago. Interesting to watch them come and go on flowers, different color and sizes of Bees.

  68. RenzXVI
    RenzXVI
    8 ditë më parë

    So that's the reason why I've been seeing scientists staring at bees.

  69. staysic
    staysic
    8 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: Honey is bee's puke

  70. Pisti Tóth
    Pisti Tóth
    8 ditë më parë

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  71. DustyGamma
    DustyGamma
    8 ditë më parë

    "Which of those colourful things in the distance is the one I want, let me remember..." - human trying to remember where they parked

  72. cyancoyote
    cyancoyote
    8 ditë më parë

    What if it depends on how much energy in the form of nutrition the been require? Larger bees would need more energy to fly, thus have to consider where to fly a lot more than smaller ones? I could be wrong, but this is what came to mind.

  73. Colum O' Brien
    Colum O' Brien
    8 ditë më parë

    Too bad they can’t take a selfie 😅😅

  74. TotoroChinchilla
    TotoroChinchilla
    8 ditë më parë

    but do they like jazz?

  75. Kram1032
    Kram1032
    8 ditë më parë

    1:44 your graphics design team had extra fun with that one didn't they hahaha

  76. BeeFuzz
    BeeFuzz
    8 ditë më parë

    Its cuz flowers look cool

  77. Gdawg Main Guy
    Gdawg Main Guy
    8 ditë më parë

    Is it reasonable to make another assumption, that since maybe there are way less bumblebees that forage out and collect nectar, it would be beneficial if they spend more of that time on flowers with better nectar. On the other hand, there are so many smaller bees that they don't have to be picky, they can collect from any flower because there's so many of em?

  78. C Y
    C Y
    8 ditë më parë

    First let's take a selfie

  79. abqdez1
    abqdez1
    8 ditë më parë

    is it possible that they are bigger Because they take the time to remember more rewarding sources? That Bees who memorizr the location of "good stuff" get bigger because they get more "good stuff" Like Nerd Bees? only instead of getting rich by operating a tech complany, they get larger by aquisition of better foodstuff??

  80. WILL D
    WILL D
    8 ditë më parë

    That's crazy! I live Bees

  81. Alexa Neslon
    Alexa Neslon
    8 ditë më parë

    Love how little dislikes you have

  82. Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman
    Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman
    8 ditë më parë

    Behavioral ecology, oh yeah

  83. Emergency Temporal Shift
    Emergency Temporal Shift
    8 ditë më parë

    Ah, the majestic Hank. Wait, wrong video.

  84. Atharva
    Atharva
    8 ditë më parë

    I like how insects r not dumb and we r so similar in so many ways.

  85. illesizs
    illesizs
    8 ditë më parë

    This does sound like an April fools joke. Are you sure you didn't miss the day?

  86. Not Lord Gols
    Not Lord Gols
    8 ditë më parë

    Nice shirt. It's half vertical

  87. Not Lord Gols
    Not Lord Gols
    8 ditë më parë

    Bee look at flower Flower: Soo. . . You approaching me.

  88. Joe Dellinger
    Joe Dellinger
    8 ditë më parë

    Bigger bee, bigger brain, smarter? Small bees too dumb to be able to remember?

  89. george so___s
    george so___s
    8 ditë më parë

    Your bee animations made my day! Thanks!:)

  90. Damonack
    Damonack
    8 ditë më parë

    wasps to this too after taking a piece of food

  91. seasaltedcaramel
    seasaltedcaramel
    8 ditë më parë

    Do flowers "refill" their nectar at night??

  92. Karl Beltran
    Karl Beltran
    8 ditë më parë

    So, even Big Bees have standards 😅

  93. Pallavi U
    Pallavi U
    8 ditë më parë

    What softwares do you use for these videos and thumbnails sir please 🙏

  94. The Yangem
    The Yangem
    8 ditë më parë

    Bumblebees are so fat and fluffy it makes them absolutely adorable.

  95. girlsdrinkfeck
    girlsdrinkfeck
    8 ditë më parë

    press thumbs up if u played conkers bad fur day and remember the bee sunflower sex scene

  96. GildedBear
    GildedBear
    8 ditë më parë

    Before I've finished: bigger bees have more carrying capacity so if they know which flowers have more nectar then they can make shorter trips. It doesn't matter so much for small bees. Edit: partially correct! carrying capacity but in a way that I hadn't considered 8D

  97. NinjaOnANinja
    NinjaOnANinja
    8 ditë më parë

    Probably has to do with age. Reckless kids! Get off my flower!

  98. Arnaldo Rentes
    Arnaldo Rentes
    8 ditë më parë

    How great to know that! Here in Brazil, bumblebees are called "mamangava", an indigenous name. Only them, various species in the genus Bombus and Xylocopa, pollinate passion fruit flowers. If there are no bumblebees, pollination has to be done by hand. For this reason, passion fruit producers collect bumblebee nests in the forest and "invite" them to live on the plantation.

  99. jake hensley
    jake hensley
    8 ditë më parë

    Bees are making sure they deliver the pollen to the right kind of plant to receive payment.

  100. MadDoofer
    MadDoofer
    8 ditë më parë

    Bees are cool and all but I still don't like it when they fly by my ears