In a university study, an entomologist found that experienced bees prefer not to share with newly hatched bees. You can click over to
and read the article. It's fascinating that anyone figured out how to study the phenomenon!
Here are some excerpts:
“Understanding how bees find and compete for flowers in the landscape is a critical first step to conserving these insects and the essential pollination services they provide to crops and wild plants,” said Raine, who holds the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation.
Like other pollinators, bees face complex routing challenges when collecting nectar and pollen. This includes learning how to link patches of flowers together in the most efficient way to minimize travel and distance, the study said.