Honeybees do learn very well. I let one fig tree go unpicked a little too long and they became very attracted to it, when I picked it down they left. But as soon as there was a single soft ripe fig on that tree there would be 10 bees on it, but just that one tree and the ones on either side of it. One bee must do the remembering and scout the location daily, then tell the others when a fig is ripe. They can’t break the skin of the fig but if it cracks or yellowjackets get one started they will take it over. It took about a month of keeping that tree well picked until they stopped coming.