The difficulty of finding your way back home from a long distance is partly solved in a tiny ant’s brain.
Sometimes, civilization’s design breaks down, and we then see how complex, interdependent, and fragile the system really is.
Honeybees and cells have a limited set of options that are programmed into their genomes.
Ants, fruit flies, and even plants can also calculate but it does not follow that they are conscious of what they are doing.
It is important to qualify what “consciousness” means when we are talking about bees.