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The Honey Bee Dance Language

The Honey Bee Dance Language

Tarpy, D. (2016, February 23). The Honey Bee Dance Language. NC State Extension. https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/honey-bee-dance-language

The most famous aspect of honey bee biology is their method of recruitment, commonly known as the honey bee dance language. It has served as a model example of animal communication in biology courses at all levels, and is one of the most fascinating behaviors that can be observed in nature. The language is used by an individual worker to communicate at least two items of information to one or more other workers: the distance and direction to a location (usually a food source, such as a patch of flowers). To find out more, follow the link above.