I know that many even intelligent beekeeper think that bees have empathy attitude towards their nurser. For example if bad boys throw stones on hive, bees remember naughty boys and give a little bit speed them next time. "Boys show the direction and bees the speed".Therefore the illusion created is the bees have a significant degree of human intelligence which i believe is not so.
I think this is probably right, but it is not certain. Evidence of reasoning (or not reasoning) is extremely hard to establish. If a 'reasoning' alien species - as different from us as we are from bees - were to look at the human race, they would find it very difficult to determine whether we reasoned or not. What do we actually do that couldn't be explained by instinct or inbred ritual rather than reasoning?Does the honey bee have the ability to reason why they have to fly for food? NO.