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We tracked male honeybees for two years to find out where they look for sex

By Joseph Woodgate, Postdoctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University of London
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Honeybees pollinate a lot of our food crops, they’re welcome visitors to our gardens and they are widely kept throughout the world – so much so that some have described them as a domesticated species.

It may come as a bit of a surprise, then, to discover there are big gaps in our knowledge regarding where honeybees mate. The problem is that bees mate in mid-air, possibly up to


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