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Bees have favourite hue too
Humans aren’t the only animal with a favourite colour, as scientists have found bees can have one too. Apparently, bees use their favourite colour to decide which flowers they should visit to collect the nectar they use to make honey. Insect experts in Germany found the bees they studied preferred violet flowers over other blooms, even if they had never seen real flowers before. In the area they were investigating, violet flowers produce most nectar. The scientists think having a favourite colour can let animals find food when they move into a new area that they don’t know.