The physiology of the honey bees

Sense of taste

The mouth tools of the bee are carriers of the taste nerves, although the bee can taste also still with the feeler points and the vorderbeinen. The bee tastes other one than humans. Chinin and some other materials very bitter for humans hardly disturb bee. For sugars they are less sensitive than we. For us is 2 %ige sugar solution still sweetly, with bees only starting from 4% sugar content. If nature in the Nektar and honey rope with usually 20 offers % sugar content, this sense makes. Because one would use for collecting schwaecberen solutions more energy when collecting and thickening, when they recover from it. Besides solutions of smaller sugar content to ferment or mould before it are thickened. Like that it is best, the bee does not touch a weak solution only.