PROFESSOR RANDOLF MENZEL

A neurobiologist from the Freie Universität of Berlin, professor Menzel is “the bee whisperer”. “A bee can’t survive on its own. This is why we speak of ‘super-organism’.” This means that we consider a bee colony as one single large animal, whose workers constitute the ‘body’, while the drone and the queen are the male and female ‘sexual organs’. A colony consists of approximately 50,000 bees, and each of them has 950,000 nervous cells. When connecting them adroitly, they have at their disposal the calculation power of nearly 500 billion nervous cells! A human brain has a mere 100 billion…. The further professor Menzel takes us into the depth of the extraordinary organism that the swarm constitutes, the more remote and unreal human life appears.