|Bees like playing with balls, study finds
We all know the English saying "as busy as a bee," but we don't know how bees play. Scientists found a way that bees might relax after a busy day making honey. The scientists did different tests on bees playing with different things. The bees liked playing with small balls. The bees played a little like humans. Younger bees played with more balls than older bees. Adult males played with balls for longer than females did. Bees are the first known insects to "play".