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Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

A study which examined whether bees were attracted to paintings of flowers investigated the reactions of the insects to paintings by Van Gogh, Caulfield and Gauguin. The Van Gogh painting attracted the most bees and the researchers conducting the study hypothesised that bees prefer bee-blue and UV blue to other colours, as flowers of these colours are typically high in nectar.


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