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Instant Genius Podcast: Inside the mind of a bee, with Prof Lars Chittka

Published: 01st August, 2022 at 07:00
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Zoologist Prof Lars Chittka joins us on our podcasts, Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Prof Lars Chittka.


He's a professor of sensory and behavioural ecology at Queen Mary University of London, and author of The Mind Of A Bee (£25, Princeton University Press).

He unpacks the incredible depth of intelligence exquisitely packed into a bee's brain.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Lars on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Lars reveals why we should care about bee brains and how the hive mind really works.

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Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.


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