Tiny Brained Bees Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem
ScienceDaily -- Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days. Scientists in the UK have discovered that bees learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers even if they discover the flowers in a different order. Bees are effectively solving the 'Traveling Salesman Problem', and these are the first animals found to do this.
University of Royal Holloway London. "Tiny brained bees solve a complex mathematical problem." ScienceDaily 25 October 2010. 4 February 2011