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    New research indicates that individual honey bees differ in personality traits such as novelty seeking.

    New research indicates that individual honey bees differ in personality traits such as novelty seeking.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      New research indicates that individual honey bees differ in personality traits such as novelty seeking.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois entomology professor and Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that some honey bees are more adventurous than others. These bees are more likely than their sisters to scout for new food sources and nest sites.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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